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Lafitte Greenway planned developments, mapped

Planned upgrades between now and 2018

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Since it opened in 2015, the Lafitte Greenway has been on a non-stop development track. In fact by the end of 2018, we can expect at least five new additions to the Greenway. These upgrades include community pavilions, playgrounds, added lights, and multi-use buildings.

While the Greenway remains a top priority, take a look at these seven new developments planned on the Greenway.

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If you’re interested in developments happening across New Orleans, check out this Curbed NOLA map.

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Green Coast Enterprises’s mixed-use apartment

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While in its early stages, a New Orleans-based developer plans to turn this old warehouse into a multi-use development. Earlier this year, GCE reported plans to have 12 second-floor residential units, three ground-floor commercial spaces, and interior parking at the site. 

Edwards Community apartment complex

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At one point the center of the affordable housing debate, this green light project will have 382 apartment units practically located on the Greenway. Fourteen of those units will be reserved for low-income residents.

Real Estate mogul Sidney Torres owns the land and Edwards Communities created the planned development.

There is no word on a completion date yet.

New Orleans Redevelopment Fund’s mixed-use development

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This past April the New Orleans Redevelopment Fund broke ground on its $4 million development. Planned for completion in 2018, the former Times-Picayune warehouse will serve as office spaces, and sections will be leased to medical practitioners and food service operators. The New Orleans Redevelopment Fund, Albert Architecture, and Hernandez Consulting & Construction are the only confirmed tenants so far.. 

Fit Lot (Complete)

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Completed this past January, the What You Will Give Will Grow Fit Lot serves several local residents as a free workout center. Fit Lot organizers offer free community fitness classes.

Community pavilion

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Mayor Landrieu made it a priority in the 2018 budget to convert the old brake tag station into a community pavilion with roll up windows. While presented in the preliminary 2018 budget, no completion date has been provided.

Office and storage buildings

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Developer Valentino Investments plans to renovate an existing building into a a two-story office building along the Greenway. The site will also add a new three-story office building with its ground floor dedicated to storage. 

via Williams Architect/City of New Orleans OneStop

NRPA Parks Build Community/Lemann Playground (complete)

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Last November the NPRA announced that it would use resources from several donors to upgrade the city’s newest trail. Additions include a new basketball court, bike racks, trashcans, lighting, benches, and a community pavilion. The park held a ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrating it new upgrades, this past September.

Outdoor bar

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Our friends at Mid-City Messenger report that developers will begin construction of an unnamed outdoor bar near the Greenway this January. The open wine garden will have ample bike parking and an air station for cyclist.

via Digital Frontier

Michel Varisco Art Installation

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On November 18, Friends of the Lafitte Greenway, Prospect New Orleans, and the Arts Council of New Orleans will unveil a new public art installation, called prayer wheels for the Mississippi River, at the roundabout that connects the Greenway to the Jefferson Davis Trail.

via Friends of the Lafitte Greenway

Green Coast Enterprises’s mixed-use apartment

While in its early stages, a New Orleans-based developer plans to turn this old warehouse into a multi-use development. Earlier this year, GCE reported plans to have 12 second-floor residential units, three ground-floor commercial spaces, and interior parking at the site. 

Edwards Community apartment complex

At one point the center of the affordable housing debate, this green light project will have 382 apartment units practically located on the Greenway. Fourteen of those units will be reserved for low-income residents.

Real Estate mogul Sidney Torres owns the land and Edwards Communities created the planned development.

There is no word on a completion date yet.

New Orleans Redevelopment Fund’s mixed-use development

This past April the New Orleans Redevelopment Fund broke ground on its $4 million development. Planned for completion in 2018, the former Times-Picayune warehouse will serve as office spaces, and sections will be leased to medical practitioners and food service operators. The New Orleans Redevelopment Fund, Albert Architecture, and Hernandez Consulting & Construction are the only confirmed tenants so far.. 

Fit Lot (Complete)

Completed this past January, the What You Will Give Will Grow Fit Lot serves several local residents as a free workout center. Fit Lot organizers offer free community fitness classes.

Community pavilion

Mayor Landrieu made it a priority in the 2018 budget to convert the old brake tag station into a community pavilion with roll up windows. While presented in the preliminary 2018 budget, no completion date has been provided.

Office and storage buildings

via Williams Architect/City of New Orleans OneStop

Developer Valentino Investments plans to renovate an existing building into a a two-story office building along the Greenway. The site will also add a new three-story office building with its ground floor dedicated to storage. 

via Williams Architect/City of New Orleans OneStop

NRPA Parks Build Community/Lemann Playground (complete)

Last November the NPRA announced that it would use resources from several donors to upgrade the city’s newest trail. Additions include a new basketball court, bike racks, trashcans, lighting, benches, and a community pavilion. The park held a ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrating it new upgrades, this past September.

Outdoor bar

via Digital Frontier

Our friends at Mid-City Messenger report that developers will begin construction of an unnamed outdoor bar near the Greenway this January. The open wine garden will have ample bike parking and an air station for cyclist.

via Digital Frontier

Michel Varisco Art Installation

via Friends of the Lafitte Greenway

On November 18, Friends of the Lafitte Greenway, Prospect New Orleans, and the Arts Council of New Orleans will unveil a new public art installation, called prayer wheels for the Mississippi River, at the roundabout that connects the Greenway to the Jefferson Davis Trail.

via Friends of the Lafitte Greenway