Gretna Working With Tulane To Improve City's Downtown

GRETNA, LA (AP) — Gretna officials are working with the Tulane University School of Architecture on a plan that will guide the evolution and development of the city's downtown area for decades to come.

         The effort, called Gretna Downtown 2020, is using public input and the assistance of the Tulane Regional Urban Design Center to try to make sure the area around Huey P. Long Avenue and the riverfront evolves to have a consistent visual character

         The New Orleans Advocate’s Chad Calder reports the city is seeking public spaces that can be used for special events and daily recreation, and that it is able to accommodate not just automobiles but bikes and pedestrians as well.

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         The $30,000 study is funded by the Mayor's Office and City Councilman Joe Marino, whose district includes the study area.

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