Broad Community Connections
The Broad Community Connections project proposes the transformation of the Broad Street Corridor from a highly vehicular access road to a more pedestrian-friendly avenue. The project proposes a series of human-scaled design elements, such as green walls, benches, bus shelters, and bicycle racks at nods of intersection between Broad Street and major crossroads: Tulane Avenue, Canal Street, Lafitte Corridor, Orleans Avenue, and Esplanade Avenue will all have proposed design “interventions”. One of these nodes, at the block between St. Peter Street and Orleans Avenue is designed for a site-specific intervention, to be developed in detail and used as a prototype and catalyst for future implementations along Broad Street.
The City Center design team is partnered with Broad Community Connections, and presented their design proposal to the partners on May 27, 2010. The community is now in the process of raising the funds needed to make this design intervention a reality.