City announces new Lafitte Corridor website and schedule of first community workshops

Recently the City debuted lafittecorridorconnection.com, which offers residents information regarding the development of the Lafitte Corridor into a 3.1 mile linear park and walking and bicycling path. The project follows an abandoned rail line from Armstrong Park to Canal Boulevard, connecting the French Quarter, Treme, Faubourg Lafitte, Mid City, and Lakeview neighborhoods through active transportation.

Key to the corridor’s development is the community outreach and planning that will take place throughout the next year. The first such meetings have been announced:

Lafitte Corridor Connection Kick-Offs

Monday, August 15th – 6PM to 8PM
TWO LOCATIONS: Sojourner Truth Community Center located at 501 N. Galvez Street and Grace Episcopal Church located at 3700 Canal Street.

Lafitte Corridor Connection Open Studio and Community Focus Groups
Daily August 15th-19th – 10AM to 5:30PM
Sojourner Truth Community Center located at 501 N. Galvez Street.
(Studio hours are extended August 16th-18th to 7PM to play the Greenway Design and Land Use Chip Game)

Lafitte Corridor Connection General Community Meeting
Saturday, August 20th – 8:30AM to 12:00PM
Delgado Community College, City Park Campus – Student Life Center

Attend one or all of these meetings to make sure your voice is heard! And learn more about the corridor’s history and additional ways to get involved by visiting Coalition member Friends of Lafitte Corridor’s website.

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