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From the Times Picayune’s front page:

In what could be the catalyst for development along some of the most visible portions of the riverfront, the Port of New Orleans and the city are close to finishing an agreement that would turn over to the city most of the port-controlled riverfront property from Poland Avenue to Jackson Avenue.

Although no contracts have been signed and negotiations continue, the parties have what amounts to a handshake agreement that says the port will relinquish control of its wharves along the 4

4 Comments so far

  1. David (unregistered) on November 19th, 2004 @ 2:27 am

    Yeah, swell — a once thriving port city gives up more of what made it great in favor of — a park! Now there’s a productive use of our tax dollars.

    I guess we’ll all get plenty of use from it, though, once all the jobs are gone. I’ll be sleeping on the third park bench from the right.

  2. jfbiii (unregistered) on November 19th, 2004 @ 3:12 pm

    And don’t forget the opportunity for city government to produce a fitting river-front counterpoint in the form of an opera house to complement the oversized urinal cake next to the Superdome.

  3. oyster (unregistered) on November 20th, 2004 @ 9:58 pm

    They’re moving portions of the port, not shutting it down. The economic and cultural benefits of a scenic waterfront seem clear to me.

  4. dave (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2004 @ 4:04 pm

    I think your going to have a hollowed out city (a decreasing population) with parks promenades on the riverfront for TOURISTS. Where are the priorities. More tourist traps which employ only a handful of ppl, mostly at low paying jobs. Ripley’s Believe it Or Not.

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