Friday, January 14, 2011

BioDistrict Meeting Tomorrow

Make sure you know what's going on in your neighborhood, in your city:

"On Saturday, January 15th, 2011, BioDistrict New Orleans invites area residents to attend a community meeting to view the 'Draft Alternative Concepts' that were developed as a result of the Physical Planning Workshops held in November of 2010."

January 15, 2011 – 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Jesuit High School – The Student Commons Building
4133 Banks Street, New Orleans, LA 70119

The BioDistrict (also known as GNOBEDD) stretches from Iberville Street to Earhart, from inside the CBD all the way out to Carrollton Avenue.  It includes the entirety of the LSU and VA Footprints.

I'm interested to see if the draft alternative concepts for this undertaking actually mitigates concerns raised at sessions in the fall.  The fundamental concern from my standpoint, which likely won't be addressed absent legislative action, is the sheer size of the district; I continue to feel that the 1,500-acre footprint is overly ambitious, especially since it's largely superimposed on a National Register Historic District.

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