The 7th Ward's branch of the New Orleans Public Library, which has remained closed since Hurricane Katrina, is poised to make a comeback. This week, the City Planning Commission voted 5-0 to recommend granting a conditional-use permit to a new library in the neighborhood.
Called the Nora Navra branch, the 7th Ward library will be the last storm-damaged library to reopen.
Construction on the new 7,960-square-foot facility, expected to cost $3 million, is slated to start in October, with the library reopening in early 2018.
The project still needs to go to City Council, who is expected to approve it.
• Plans for new 7th Ward public library win planners’ approval [The Advocate]