WEST END REDEVELOPMENT
The Stage 0 Feasibility Study for the Land Use and Transportation Plan Subarea Bi-Parish Cooperative Initiative for West End Redevelopment Area was sponsored by the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission in cooperation with Jefferson and Orleans Parishes. Dana Brown & Associates was hired to conduct a study of this area, historically known as home to a collection of seafood restaurants frequented by people all over the region. The project area consists of approximately 4.12 acres and the feasibility study is intended to explore conceptual plans for restaurants, residential units, parking, and public pedestrian spaces at the water front to understand the site’s holding capacity and to identify development issues. For this effort, site plans and perspective drawings were prepared for three alternative concepts, illustrating buildings, parking, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian access. Zoning requirements, traffic estimates, and utilities needed to support development of the site were studied and costs for public infrastructure and landscape investments were estimated.