Note: Technically this should be referred to as a “visioning plan” as it was never intended to have the detail one might expect in a “master plan.” But whatever you call it, we invite you to download it and read it to get a broad overview of the possibilities of the greenway project. Specific details will have to wait until the planning and design process begins.
Download the plan:
|Vision Plan||6,788 KB|
|Greenway Map Foldout||619 KB|
Or order a printed copy — see details at bottom of this page.
The Friends of Lafitte Corridor (FOLC) is a citizen-based advocacy group dedicated to preserving the open space of the Lafitte Corridor for use as a greenway. Since June, 2006, FOLC has been reaching out to neighborhood organizations, non-profit organizations, and Corridor-area stakeholders to gather input and to develop a vision for the creation of a public greenway on the Lafitte Corridor. This effort has received invaluable support and guidance from nonprofit organizations, university programs and public agencies including:
- Bikes Belong, Boulder CO
- Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington DC
- Urban Conservancy of New Orleans
- Steps to a Healthier LA/ Louisiana Public Health Institute, New Orleans
- Regional Planning Commission of Louisiana, New Orleans
- City of New Orleans City Planning Commission
- Department of Architecture, Urban Planning & Design; University of Missouri-Kansas City
- School of Architecture, Tulane University, New Orleans
- National Park Service; Rivers, Trails Conservation Assistance Program, Washington DC
The development and publication of this plan was developed by Friends of Lafitte Corridor (FOLC) and Brown+Danos landdesign, inc., of Baton Rouge in part through pro bono services provided by Brown+Danos landdesign, inc., under a cooperative assistance General Agreement between National Park Service and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Funding for development of this plan was made possible by a grant from Bikes Belong. The following individuals and organizations have made major contributions to the research base and conceptual framework for this plan:
- Dana Nunez Brown, ASLA, Brown+Danos landdesign, inc., Baton Rouge
- Lake Douglas, PhD., ASLA, Associate Professor, Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge; board member, Friends of Lafitte Corridor
- Billy Fields, PhD., former Director of Research, Rails to Trails Conservancy, Washington, DC; now at the Department of Planning and Urban Studies, University of New Orleans
- Karen Parsons, senior transportation planner, Regional Planning Commission, New Orleans
- Tanner Robinson, ASLA (Associate), Brown+Danos landdesign, inc., Baton Rouge. The initial research for the Lafitte Corridor project, completed by Mr. Robinson while an undergraduate at LSU’s School of
- Landscape Architecture, was given a national student award for Analysis and Planning by the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2006.
- Jennifer E. Ruley, P.E., Urban Planning Specialist, Steps to a Healthier Louisiana, New Orleans
- Daniel R. Samuels, Architect, President, Friends of Lafitte Corridor, New Orleans
- Jacob Wagner, PhD., Assistant Professor in Architecture, Urban Planning & Design, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Friends of Lafitte Corridor Board Officers and Directors-at-Large
- President: Daniel Samuels, Architect, New Orleans
- Chair: Bart Everson, Multi-media Artist, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Xavier University, New Orleans
- Vice President: Larry Lagarde, Webmaster, RideTHISbike.com, New Orleans
- Secretary: Erin Baker, Assistant Director, Prevention Research Center, Tulane University, New Orleans
- Treasurer: Linda Landesberg, Strategic Planner and Project Management Consultant for the leisure travel industry, New Orleans
- Edgar Chase, PhD: Vice President for Facilities, Dillard University, New Orleans
- Lake Douglas, PhD: Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
- Leonetta Terrell: Social Worker and Member of St. Peter Claver Church’s Health Cabinet, New Orleans
- Janet Ward Pease: Web and Software designer, Mid City resident, FOLC webmaster
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|The printing of the Lafitte Greenway Master Plan document was made possible in part by a discount provided to FOLC by Letterman’s Blue Print & Supply Company, a locally-owned reprographics company on Canal Street. The official Master Plan document is on file at their office; interested parties may contact them directly by phone or email to order printed copies in full color at $42.90 each.
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