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An Action Plan for Recovery and Development for Paris/Robert E. Lee ReNew Zone

  • Residents, businesses, schools, and community stakeholders coming together

Billy Fields, PhD

Center for Urban and Public Affairs


  • Need for an Action Plan

  • Establishing a Clear Vision

  • Expectations (Defining Process of Task Force)

  • Timeline

Outline


  • Problem Statement:

  • Past Plans Provide General Vision but…

  • Lack Concrete Implementation Mechanisms


  • Tie Together Vision from Previous Plans with Concrete Steps to Build a Workable Action Plan

Goal:


  • Action Plan:

  • A Consensus Document Produced in Coordination with the Task Force

  • Lays out a Clear Vision for Redevelopment Linked to Implementation Mechanisms and Policies


IMPLEMENTATION

FUNDING

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COMMISSION

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SPEAKS

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NEIGHBORHOOD

PLANNING`

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PLANS

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NEIGHBORHOOD

PLANS

Extensive Planning Process Has Already Produced Solid Vision


Vision:

The neighborhood hopes to reassert itself as a retail and educational center through town oriented improvements to the Lake Terrace Center, the reopening of key educational facilities, and the expansion of green space.


  • Project Vision

  • Economically Vibrant, Walkable

  • Community Linking Educational

  • Facilities, Jobs, and Homes

Or…


Project Context: Gentilly

UNO

SUNO

Paris/Robert

E. Lee Renew

Zone

Baptist

Theological

Seminary

Elysian Fields/Gentilly

Redevelopment Zone

Dillard


Project Context: Gentilly

UNO

SUNO

Paris/Robert

E. Lee Renew

Zone

Baptist

Theological

Seminary

Baptist

Theological

Seminary

Baptist

Theological

Seminary

Elysian Fields/Gentilly

Redevelopment Zone

Dillard


Economically Vibrant, Walkable Community

Linking Educational Facilities, Jobs, and Homes

UNO

Terrace Garden Apartments

Lake Terrace Center

Lake Area High School

Holy Cross High School


  • How will this be accomplished?

  • Establishment of a Stakeholder-led Task Force

  • Analysis of Housing Recovery Needs

  • Creation of a Business Reinvestment Policy Toolkit

  • Creation of an Action Plan to Spur Revitalization


Residential Study Area

Paris and Robert E. Lee

St. Bernard

Filmore


  • Analysis of Housing Recovery

    • Identify Recovery Status of Housing through Technical Analysis (flooding depth, housing type, repetitive flood loss data, etc)

  • Examine Incentives and Obstacles to Rebuilding

  • “Boil Down” Data into Residential Recovery Indicators

  • Goal: Identify Policies Designed to Overcome Key Obstacles


    • Business Analysis Background

    • Lake Terrace Shopping Center an Example of a National Trend: “Greyfield” Shopping Areas that Need Redevelopment

    Greyfield in PA (image courtesy PSU NEMO Image Library


    Business Analysis Background

    • Best Practices for Redevelopment of Grey Field Shopping Areas:

    • 1.Strong Partnerships with Key

    • Stakeholders an Important Tool

    • 2. “Pulse” Development: Focus on Target

    • Areas to Concentrate Energy

    • 3. Focus on Connectivity and Walkability

    • 4. Use Public Investment in Infrastructure

    • to Spur Private Investment

    • 5. Create a Place: Build Community


    • Business Analysis

    • Most current residential demographic data

    • Review of successful and unsuccessful policy responses from around the country

    • On-going communication and collaboration with residents and businesses to develop shared goals

    • Outcome will be a policy toolbox of actions needed to reinvigorate this node


    Half- Mile Market Area

    UNO

    Elysian Fields

    Filmore


    One Mile Market Area

    UNO

    Elysian Fields

    Filmore


    • Action Plan

    • Utilize the results of the business analysis and residential recovery data to create an Action Plan for the recovery.

    • Action Items will:

    • 1. Identify targeted policies by city that can overcome obstacles

    • 2. Build strategic partnerships that can be enhanced to spur recovery

    • 3. Create a framework for continued action


    • Expectations

    • UNO/RPC Team Conveners, Not Implementers

    • UNO/RPC Team Brings Together Data on Residential and Commercial Recovery Indicators

    • Task Force Provides Input on Action Plan and Builds Relationships that will Lead to Implementation

    • Goal: Task Force to Remain Engaged Throughout Implementation Process


    Website for Communication and Marketing


    Key Dates

    • November 13, 2008 First Task Force Meeting

      6:30 Edgewater Baptist Church

    • December 9, 2008 Second Task Force Meeting

      6:30 Edgewater Baptist Church

    • January 20, 2009 Third Task Force Meeting

      6:30 Edgewater Baptist Church

    • March 3, 2009 Initial Draft Policy Recommendations

      6:30 Edgewater Baptist Church

    • April 7, 2009 Second Draft Action Plan Meeting

      6:30 Edgewater Baptist Church

    • May 2009 Final Draft of Action Plan Due


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