New Orleans’ Master Plan: Proposed Changes
Katherine Sayre of the Times-Picayune writes that the City Planning Commission on Tuesday (Feb. 7) will consider a wide range of proposed changes to the city’s five-year-old master plan with a goal of refocusing the vision for New Orleans on the longer-term future and away from Hurricane Katrina recovery (NOLA.com).
The master plan, approved in 2010, was designed to take the city through 2030. But the Planning Commission opened the plan up to public input for changes, now that the city has reached a decade post-Katrina. “While disaster recovery was the immediate priority, the need to plan for the city’s long-term future is also necessary,” the commission’s guide for the master plan amendment process says (NOLA.com).
The City Planning Commission will consider 121 proposed amendments Tuesday. You can read all of the proposals here, and here’s a look at just a select few:
The HousingNOLA partnership and Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration have requested several changes around housing to include goals outlined in HousingNOLA’s recent 10-year housing plan for the city:
The commission’s report notes that since the master plan was adopted, several of the transportation goals have been achieved, such as securing money for streets through the $1.2 billion settlement with FEMA and boosting bikeways from nine miles to more than 100 miles (NOLA.com).
Proposed additions focus on:
The City Planning Commission meets at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall (NOLA.com).
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