Monday, January 16, 2006


Broadmoor ready to fight about...

Nothing, apparently. They seem to think that the dots on the BNOB commission's plan indicate spots where parks will be located, when this isn't the case at all. The report that was released was a template, and the neighborhoods will decide themselves where parks will be located. Such jumping of the gun, we are starting to see across New Orleans these days...

“Broadmoor is going to come back and we are organizing,” said Latoya Cantrell, president of the Broadmoor Improvement Association. “Green space is just not an option. We have plenty of green space around Broadmoor right now.”


However, a key adviser to the Urban Planning Committee said that residents have misunderstood the intent of the plan. While it calls for the city to create parks as part of a water management strategy, the neighborhoods will determine which areas are turned into green space. Maps in the plan, which include large, dotted-line circles indicating areas for green space, are only suggestions, said John Beckman, master planner for the committee.

“It really is a diagram, and it is to be used as something to keep in mind,” Beckman said. “Actually the precise location and size and design of the parks will be something that will determined over time as part of the neighborhood planning process.”

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