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Creative Communities and Economic Development (Maggie Woodruff)

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Presentation delivered at the 2019 SWREDA Conference, December 4-6, 2019

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Creative Communities and Economic Development (Maggie Woodruff)

  1. 1. CLAIBORNE CULTURAL INNOVATION DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA MAGGIE WOODRUFF, REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION 1 Creative Communities & Economic Development 2019 SWREDA Annual Conference
  2. 2. CURRENT FUTURE
  3. 3. 4 Historical and Geographic Context: Project’s Impact
  4. 4. Project’s Impact: Livable Claiborne Communities Study • $500 million in Affordable Housing • $2.2 billion in Healthcare • $115 million in Transportation • $100+ million School Construction REVITALIZATION OCCURRING NEARBY: • Economic Development & Opportunity • Housing Affordability • Cultural Preservation • Transportation Choice & Access • Environmental Sustainability • Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods RESIDENT DEFINED PRIORITIES: 5
  5. 5. Claiborne Corridor Cultural Innovation District Unprecedented Community Engagement in a Municipal Development Project 6
  6. 6. 7 New Orleans City Council Meeting August 24, 2017 100+ residents attended in support • Community Feedback Sessions • 5 Planned Charrettes • 6 Charrettes Added per Resident Demand • 11 Two-Day Workshops • 1000+ Residents Engaged • 3013 Documented Comments • Comprehensive Analysis CHARETTE OUTREACH STRATEGY DETAILS Project’s Impact: Charette Outreach Strategy
  7. 7. PLACE CULTURE ECONOMY RESILIENCE 8 ISSUES ADDRESSED:
  8. 8. 9 CULTURAL INNOVATION DISTRICT Employment & Workforce Demand Mixed-Use Potential Retail Market Potential Office Market Potential • Pedestrian Urban Environment • Niche Retail Nodes • Health & Environmental • Emerging Technical, Professional, Science & Retail • 120,000 sq. ft Neighborhood Retail Near North Claiborne • 375,000 sq. ft Office Space Near the CBD
  9. 9. 10 FUNDING AGENCIES PARTICIPATING AGENCIES GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & COMMUNITY PARTNERS
  10. 10. • 44 entrepreneurs earned $370,00+ during 4 marketplace activations • Adjacent neighborhood businesses reported a 10 – 30% sales increase • 10 elements tested & reviewed CID DEMONSTRATION PHASE
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. CID PROGRAMS • 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
  13. 13. Source for neighborhood disparities: Data Center Prosperity Index and United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project CID KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS • % increase small business development • % increase in public investment • % increase in critical services within walking distance • % increase in jobs for neighborhood residents with living wages • % increase in opportunities for affordable housing PUBLIC POLICY ACCESS TO CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE PUBLIC POLICY ACCESS TO CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE CAPACITY BUILDING TECH. ASSISTANCE MARKET SUBSIDIES
  14. 14. The potential of place based development locally, nationally, & globally. CLAIBORNE CULTURAL INNOVATION DISTRICT…
  15. 15. 16 Maggie Woodruff Director of Economic Development Regional Planning Commission Phone: 504-483-8502 Email: mwoodruff@norpc.org Thank You!

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