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City of New Orleans Announces Resilience Design Review Committee Meeting for Gentillty District Projects

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City of New Orleans announced that its Resilience Project Design Committee (RDRC) will host a virtual public meeting to review the ninety percent design for the HUD-funded Gentilly Resilience District (GRD) St. Anthony Green Streets (SAGS) Parks and Playgrounds and Public Art Projects at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14.

The RDRC, which is comprised of representatives from the Office of Resilience & Sustainability, the Department of Public Works, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, Parks & Parkways, Equity and Capital Projects, is charged with reviewing proposed resilience projects at key milestones during the design process to ensure both coordination and the long-term success of the project.

Members of the public may participate by telephone (877) 286-7156 (Access Code: 991 587 015) or join by WebEx: RDRC Meeting: St. Anthony Green Streets – Parks, Playgrounds, and Public Art (Filmore & Gatto) – Cisco Webex (nola.gov).

GRD – St. Anthony Green Streets
The $16 million St. Anthony Green Streets Project is a redesign and retrofit of six residential streets and two neighborhood parks within the St. Anthony neighborhood. Through the design process and implementation of this project, the design team and City representatives hope to establish a new resilient standard for neighborhood-scale streets and parks that can be replicated across the region. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2022.

GRD – Public Arts Projects
The Arts Council New Orleans has partnered with the City to create permanent Public Arts Projects at key locations adjacent to the London Avenue Canal in the GRD. Public art will elevate public awareness and understanding of the canal and the important role that it plays in the city’s day-to-day functions, as well as to the possibilities that the canal holds for Gentilly and the city as a whole. Collectively, artist projects are intended to excite the public imagination, engage residents, and raise awareness about New Orleans’ climate vulnerability, resilience efforts, flood mitigation, and green infrastructure improvements while offering new amenities and recreation opportunities.

Questions about our Gentilly Resilience District projects should be directed to 504.658.ROAD (7623) or via e-mail to roadwork@nola.gov.

GENTILLY RESILIENCE DISTRICT
The $141 million HUD-funded Gentilly Resilience District (GRD) is a combination of efforts across the Gentilly neighborhood that are designed to reduce flood risk, slow land subsidence, improve energy reliability, and encourage neighborhood revitalization. To learn more, visit: www.nola.gov/resilience or call 504.658.7623.

ABOUT ROADWORKNOLA
The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) are working together to implement an unprecedented program to restore our damaged infrastructure. Using local and federal funds, the $2.3 billion program is the most comprehensive that our region has seen in a generation.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ROADWORKNOLA

  • More than $2.3 billion worth of DPW / SWBNO work across the City
  • Nearly 200 individual projects — every neighborhood will feel this positive impact
  • Project schedules coordinated to minimize construction-related impacts
  • Economic opportunity for the City’s small and disadvantaged businesses
  • Proactive communications so that residents are well informed throughout the program

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