Weather’s not looking so great for hiking! We’ll be moving our annual Hike the Lafitte Corridor to Saturday, May 18th.
Most details should remain the same: we’ll be starting at Congo Square at 10 AM with registration between 9 and 9:45 AM. Bike Easy will also still be offering a bicycle safety workshop at 9 AM, and we’ll have Ambassadors lead small groups along the way. Register here: http://folchike2013.eventbrite.com/
The City Planning Commission will be hosting public hearings about the Lafitte Greenway Master Plan and Lafitte Corridor Master Revitalization Plan on Tuesday, May 14th, andTuesday, May 28th at 1:30 PM. We encourage all to attend to voice opinions about the plans and hear from others. The final design documents can be found here: http://
CITY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013, AND
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
PUBLIC HEARING: 1:30 P.M. CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER
(CITY HALL -1E07)
THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS ON TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013, AND TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013, IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER (CITY HALL -1E07) ON THE FOLLOWING DRAFT PLANS:
LAFITTE GREENWAY PARK MASTER PLAN – JANUARY 2013 DRAFT – To consider the draft plan for the design and development of a public trail, open space, and recreation amenity known as the Lafitte Greenway and Greenway Park.
LAFITTE CORRIDOR REVITALIZATION PLAN – JANUARY 2013 DRAFT – To consider a draft plan to complement and build upon the investment in the Lafitte Greenway and Greenway Park through compatible land use and urban design policies, economic development strategies, and transportation connections.
THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION WILL HEAR ALL PROPONENTS FOR AND OPPONENTS TO THE ABOVE PROPOSED DRAFT PLANS. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND ALL RELEVANT COMMENTS CONCERNING THE DRAFT PLANS ARE ENCOURAGED. YOU MAY ALSO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN ADVANCE BY MAIL (1300 PERDIDO STREET, 7TH FLOOR, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70112) OR BY EMAIL (email@example.com). ALL WRITTEN COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON THE MONDAY EIGHT DAYS PRIOR TO THE HEARING DATE. COPIES OF BOTH DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE:
Our registration page is up for Hike the Lafitte Corridor on May 11th! Register at http://folchike2013.eventbrite.com/ or join our Facebook event.
The 9th annual Hike the Lafitte Corridor will start at Louis Armstrong Park’s Congo Square at 10 AM and is FREE and open to the public, with a suggested donation to help us to continue this annual event. Bike Easy will be offering free bike valet as well as a bicycle safety workshop at 9 AM for those who pre-register. The Hike will include a lunch stop at the Bayou St. John with Parkway po-boys and will end at Bud’s Broiler on City Park Avenue.
Please sign up in advance and be sure to get to Congo Square by 9:30 AM to register that day.
FOLC’s Hike the Lafitte Corridor event has been made possible thanks to our generous Community Sponsors:
Plus many thanks to Massey’s, Coca-Cola, Tom Varisco Designs, Bike Easy, People United for Armstrong Park, and Urban Conservancy for their support!
Want to get more involved with FOLC? Become a Greenway Ambassador for our 9th annual Hike the Lafitte Corridor on May 11!
What does a Greenway Ambassador do?
What’s in it for you?
SAVE THESE DATES:
Saturday, April 13 OR Saturday April 20, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm: Greenway Ambassadors training, including a walk of the Corridor.
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 am: Lead tours of the future Greenway during the Lafitte Corridor Hike.
Questions? Contact us at FOLCambassadors@gmail.com.
SAVE THE DATE: Friends of Lafitte Corridor will be hosting our ninth annual Hike the Lafitte Corridor on
The Lafitte Greenway Steering Advisory Committee (LGSAC) was established by the City Council in 2007 as a community advisory body charged with “making recommendations and status reports to the Council concerning the planning, design and implementation of the Lafitte Greenway.”
The Steering Advisory Committee is composed of nine members, appointed as follows:
The term of appointment is for one year. Appointees must fill out and submit a standard questionnaire that documents the absence of any conflict of interest, and familiarity with the City Code of Ethics. Appointments are reviewed by the Council Government Affairs Committee and approved by vote of the Council. The Committee is charged with meeting at least quarterly. Meetings will be held during normal business hours-traditionally at 9am on the second Friday of the month, and follow standards for public meetings. Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center has offered a venue for LGSAC meetings in the recent past. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their names, a statement of interest, and brief biographical sketch to Friends of Lafitte Corridor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Lafitte Corridor would like to thank everyone who came to last week’s fundraiser at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. It was wonderful to see such enthusiasm for this project and we hope this momentum and support will continue in the upcoming months prior to the groundbreaking of the Greenway.
FOLC is also now accepting nominations for our Board of Directors. FOLC’s Board can consist of up to twenty-one directors that can hold office for three-year terms with no consecutive terms. You can see the current board here . There are currently several positions available. We are seeking nominees for board members with the following qualities:
If you or someone you know possess these qualities, please feel free to nominate yourself or another person to be included on the ballot for Board elections. Send all submissions to: email@example.com.
The 2013 FOLC Board of Directors nominees are voted on by the attending membership at our next monthly meeting to be held on Thursday, January 24th at 6:30PM at Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, 2200 Lafitte Street.
All members are encouraged to attend!
Friends of Lafitte Corridor is excited to announce a fundraising dinner at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant on January 10 from 6-8 pm!
Guest speakers will include Jeff Hebert of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) and David Waggonner of Waggonner & Ball Architects. Tickets include the cost of dinner and will support fundraising and programmatic capacity for Friends of Lafitte Corridor. There will be a silent auction, and music will be performed by Mario Abney.
To register, visit our event page at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1276753805
We hope to see you and all supporters of the future Lafitte Greenway there!
Enjoy a night of food, drink, live music, and a celebration of our 2012 Urban Heroes.
Join us to celebrate the projects we’ve been working on throughout the past year, as well as our 2012 Urban Heroes who are making a huge impact in our city right now.
Annually The Urban Conservancy and Stay Local!come together to celebrate the wise stewardship of the New Orleans built environment and the tremendous diversity of the Greater New Orleans local business economy.
This year, Urban Conservancy members attend free. Purchase your ticket and receive a one year UC membership that demonstrates your commitment to New Orleans’ distinctive urban form and to vibrant, economically strong communities. Purchase in advance online or by check and receive 5 free raffle tickets.
RSVP by purchasing your ticket on Eventbrite or contacting Keely Hill for reservations & additional questions.
Purchase your tickets here!
Auction, food, drink, music, fun and more!
Learn about our Urban Heroes!
Meeting place is N. Carrolton at St. Louis (in front of Massey’s) this Saturday, October 6 from 9 am – 1 pm.
Lend a hand while having fun and working to make our Greenway better! Click here for more information on volunteering.