In related news - www.fox8live.com/story/3253023...
City officials, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and FEMA announced the opening of the new $2.3 million Rosenwald Pool and Pool House in the B.W. Cooper neighborhood.
"New Orleans is about to embark on a $115 million, three-year project to upgrade drainage in eight neighborhoods, the largest effort to date to enact new strategies focused on retaining – rather than immediately pumping out – rainwater.
Eight neighborhoods are included in the effort: Pontilly, Mirabeau Gardens, Lakeview, Hagan-Lafitte, St. Roch, Academy Park, a piece of Algiers and a project referred to as the Broadmoor Drainage Upgrades that also includes Central City, the Garden District and other nearby neighborhoods.
“We had to prove the projects will actually reduce flooding” to get the federal money, said Jeff Hebert, executive director of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority and the city’s chief resiliency officer. Hebert will soon be stepping into the role of Landrieu’s chief administrative officer."
New Orleans is about to embark on a $115 million, three-year project to upgrade drainage in eight neighborhoods, the largest effort to date to enact new strategies focused on retaining
Inspiration from Montreal - montrealgazette.com/news/local...
Montreal started tearing down part of the expressway this week, promising to replace it with two boulevards and a series of green spaces by September 2017.
We definitely need an IKEA in New Orleans! There are several good locations, but the best that I can find would be right off of I-10 between Read and Crowder, where the old Wal-Mart and Sam's Club used to be pre-Katrina. Go like and share my facebook page IKEAinNOLA, if we can get enough likes perhaps IKEA will listen!