The projects below are funded and managed by the Gentilly Resilience District using Housing and Urban Development Funds costing 141.2 Million Dollars. Many of these projects are underway or nearing completion. These projects should serve as examples of what you can see in your neighborhood using funds from the Water Justice Fund.
ST. ROCH DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS
The St. Roch project area consists of the 26 city block section bounded by N. Roberston St. to the north, Franklin Ave. to the east, St. Claude Ave. to the south and Elysian Fields Ave. to the West. The neighborhood experiences chronic flooding from even relatively small storms, with more severe flooding associated with larger storm events.
The project area includes nine New Orleans neighborhoods: Broadmoor, Central City, Garden District, Lower Garden District, Irish Channel, St. Thomas Development, Touro, East Riverside, and Milan. These neighborhoods are located between the Central Business District and Uptown and within the Drainage Pump Station 1 (DPS 01) drainage district. Properties in these neighborhoods experience frequent localized flooding and repetitive losses due to regular weather events.
Located between Bayou St. John and the London Avenue Canal in the Filmore neighborhood of Gentilly, the Mirabeau Water Garden project will transform a 25-acre site into a multi-functional destination.
The Oak Park Stormwater Management and Flood Mitigation Project is designed to transform a cluster of five contiguous New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA)-owned parcels on Perlita Street, as well as a portion of the adjacent public right-of-way (ROW) on Perlita Street - to reduce the risk of flooding for the surrounding neighborhood. The vacant parcels are parcels that are situated mid-block on the east side of Perlita Street, with Aviators Street to the north and Burbank Drive to the south.
Located between the Lafitte Greenway and Orleans Avenue in the Mid-City neighborhood - - the 33-acre Hagan-Lafitte site is comprised of one neighborhood park and 23-blocks of residential and commercial blocks; stretching from Bayou St. John to Broad Street. Due to the nature of flooding in New Orleans and particularly in the project area it has been deemed necessary to utilize a mix of “gray” and “green” drainage infrastructure.
The Pontilly Neighborhood Stormwater Network project will reduce flood risk and beautify green spaces in the Pontchartrain Park and Gentilly Woods neighborhoods through the construction of green infrastructure strategies. The project will combine improvements to the Dwyer Canal with a network of interventions along streets, in alleyways, and within vacant lots designed to slow and store stormwater.