Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Herring blade tree removal not discussed

But one thing that did come out at this community meeting was, Uptown residents definitely want a shrubbery that looks nice with a little path running down the middle.
Likewise, many residents have long hoped to see the walking path on Napoleon in Broadmoor extended down the length of the avenue when the project is complete. Thus, the options for Napoleon include the “natural” approach, the formal approach (called “basic” in the renderings) or a third option with the walkway surrounded by clusters of small trees, similar to Broadmoor.

Ann Farmer, a Napoleon Avenue resident, took issue with the off-center, straight-line design of the walking path, saying she preferred a meandering path like Broadmoor has. She also preferred larger live oaks instead of the small trees in the plan, in hopes of restoring some of the leaf canopy cut down during the project.
So, this is what democracy looks like.  Folks talking about whether or not they want the path to go all zig-zagged.

What will they get? That won't be answered for at least another two years or so.
The drainage canal construction has been starting on each corridor since 2010, with the final Louisiana Avenue leg starting this month. The projects have staggered finish dates as well — the upper portions of Napoleon and South Claiborne will finish in 2015, followed by the lower portions of Jefferson, Napoleon and South Claiborne in 2016, then the upper part of Jefferson in 2017 and finally Louisiana in 2018.
Portions of this meeting were filmed.


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