I’ll give you the historical context, but first I want to show you the location
Major corridor connecting to Jefferson Parish on the west and St. Bernard Parish to the east. Project area is 19 blocks in downtown New Orleans.
Previous study examined removal of the elevated section.
Not feasible – access to Port of New Orleans & west bank Orleans, Plaquemines, Jefferson
1700’s At the City’s founding, the area located at what is today Claiborne Avenue and Bayou Road, near the center of the project area, served as a marketplace for the native American Natchez People.
1800’s The City of New Orleans built the Tremé Public Market along Orleans Avenue between N. Robertson and Marais Streets.
1900’s Residents of Tremé & 7th Ward began their own open-air market along N. Claiborne when the public market was closed, seeding the economic activity that led to the avenue’s growth as the largest black commercial corridor in the Southeast. The grassroots market ended with the construction of the I-10 Expressway, along with the closure of 326 black-owned businesses.
Today The enduring image of a thriving Claiborne Avenue remains part of the collective memory of the community. Through the LCC Study, residents developed a vision that included the re-establishment of a marketplace.
In October 2013, the City completed the Livable Claiborne Communities (LCC) Study, funded by HUD and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). This was a grassroots partnership of neighborhoods and organizations committed to addressing significant issues of economic and environmental equity, choice and sustainability for Corridor residents.
Leveraging unprecedented re-construction of major infrastructure, while implementating recommendations from the LCC Study will ensure strategic, integrated investments to realize the full potential of the Corridor’s neighborhoods as an essential part of the region.
In the LCC Study, residents developed a vision for their community that included the re-establishment of a marketplace on Claiborne Avenue.
The CID engaged neighbors on specific topics, gleaning critical feedback to inform design implications from residents throughout neighborhoods of the corridor. There were five charrettes originally planned, but six more were added due to resident demand.
The restoration of resources, employment and history accompanying the reclamation of space in the Cultural Innovation District will create an opportunity for landmark public significance and appeal—for residents of the Claiborne Corridor and urban communities, everywhere.
Implementation of the CID will be the realization of community ideas, recommendations, decisions and opportunities, as reflected in the CID Design Charrette Report, Health Impact Assessment, Business & Marketing Plan, and the Livable Claiborne Community Study. The study provides Employment and Workforce Analysis, Office, Retail, and Mixed-Use Market Assessment, and an Analysis of Residential Market Potential for the Claiborne Avenue Study Area.
The CID launched with a demonstration phase that allowed residents to test out program ideas and design assumptions on-site, while observing impacts in real time
The CID The Master Plan for the 19-block CID and 6-block urban forest and park space, addresses green infrastructure differently in four distinct CID zones and offers green infrastructure solutions in a fifth zone east of the CCID, as well as a proposal for green roof and renewable energy approaches on top of Interstate.
CID focuses programming on creating pathways to prosperity for Claiborne Corridor residents,– 42% of whom live below poverty level. The goal is to eliminate this disparity using cultural innovation and our proximity to neighborhoods of concentrated prosperity.
Claiborne Avenue Merchants & Business Association, 60 members, receiving financial capabilities training and access to capital
CID has become an example of the potential of place based development both locally, nationally, and globally.
Creative Communities and Economic Development (Maggie Woodruff)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
MAGGIE WOODRUFF, REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
Creative Communities & Economic
2019 SWREDA Annual Conference
Historical and Geographic Context:
Livable Claiborne Communities Study
• $500 million in Affordable Housing
• $2.2 billion in Healthcare
• $115 million in Transportation
• $100+ million School Construction
• Economic Development & Opportunity
• Housing Affordability
• Cultural Preservation
• Transportation Choice & Access
• Environmental Sustainability
• Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods
Claiborne Corridor Cultural Innovation District
Unprecedented Community Engagement in a Municipal Development Project
New Orleans City Council Meeting
August 24, 2017
100+ residents attended in support
• Community Feedback
• 5 Planned Charrettes
• 6 Charrettes Added per
• 11 Two-Day Workshops
• 1000+ Residents Engaged
• 3013 Documented Comments
• Comprehensive Analysis
Charette Outreach Strategy
CULTURAL INNOVATION DISTRICT
• Niche Retail Nodes
• Health &
Science & Retail
• 120,000 sq. ft
• 375,000 sq. ft
Near the CBD
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES &
• 44 entrepreneurs earned
$370,00+ during 4 marketplace
• Adjacent neighborhood
businesses reported a 10 – 30%
• 10 elements tested & reviewed
CID DEMONSTRATION PHASE
CID GREEN MASTER PLAN
ZONE 1: CLEVELAND, CANAL, & IBERVILL
• 4 Distinct Green Infrastructure Zones
• Green Infrastructure Solutions For 5th Zone
• Green Roofing
• Renewable Energy Interstate Approaches
• Claiborne Avenue Merchants & Business Association, 60+ members
• Community Development Finance course with University of New Orleans
• Sustainable Tourism course with Loyola & Tulane Universities
• LiveCLAIBORNE Anti-Displacement Pilot/ ProNeighborhoods
• I Deserve It! Community Health Workers
• Jambalaya Project, food equity program
• Black Masking Indian Co-op
• Iconic Elders’ Life History Project
• Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods
Source for neighborhood disparities: Data Center Prosperity Index and United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project
• % increase small business
• % increase in public investment
• % increase in critical services within
• % increase in jobs for neighborhood
residents with living wages
• % increase in opportunities for
ACCESS TO CAPITAL
ACCESS TO CAPITAL
of place based
Director of Economic Development
Regional Planning Commission
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