The organized opposition to sound development and a healthy future in Bywater is a group called Neighbors First. The name tells us a lot. Bywater Neighborhood Association considers the whole area, Bywater tout ensemble – the greatest benefit for the greatest number, and with careful thought for the future. Neighbors First focuses on the nice couple next door with more Continue reading The Riverfront: NFB’s Attack on the Future
Tuesday, 6/27. That’s this Tuesday coming up. The Riverside Overlay is on City Planning’s agenda, in the Council Chamber, in the afternoon. We could add, Colonel Mustard with the lead pipe, because the neighborhood reactionaries and the old and young fogies who prefer – and have so far successfully maintained – eternal wrangle and snarl and hot air to reality, Continue reading Riverfront – aux armes, citoyens!
I’m on a soapbox here. Think William Jennings Bryan, Elmer Gantry or Marcus Antonius Brando. I want to get you to do something. It’s a good thing to do. Right thinking folk will want to do it. It’s not hard. It only takes a few minutes. My mission today is to push you over a very small hump. Listen to Continue reading The Riverfront prepares for battle – opening shots
With a deal in progress for the city to take control of the Mississippi-side land between the upriver end of Crescent Park at Mandeville and the French Quarter riverside, it looks like the city is doing its part to bring the Mississippi into contemporary urban life. Now let’s see if CPC and Council can get the laws right so Continue reading Riverfront Update
I wanted to get the software revamp complete before any new arcticles, but it isn’t done yet, and some interesting stuff is piling up. Sean Cummings brought this to my attention. Visionary ideas of ten years ago, and what do we have so far? Crescent Park, underused. No sports, no games, no music no events. Why? One of the sad reasons Continue reading Riverfront – Some History
The Bywater Neighborhood Association’s Zoning Committee met Tuesday (May 30). The meetings are public, but hardly anybody comes. Even some of the committee members forget to come. They scraped up a quorum, but this level of coolness is not good. BNA’s zoning committee, steered by Chairman Mary Ann Hammett, is a very smart, well-organized and well-informed citizen group addressing neighborhood Continue reading Riverfront 3