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BernardParishComprehensivePlan SteeringCommittee HomeworkAssignmentSummaryTable


Asset Asset Issues
Travelthroughthe9th Wardisnotagoodvisualexperience dilapidatedproperties,rustingbridges,traffic. Lackofqualityhotels LackofotherthingstodoinParish

Needs/Wants
Wellplanned,coordinated& networkedmarketingplan(self promotion) Seafoodrestaurantsonthewater (ParisRd likeWahoos,fishing villages,overlookingMississippiRiver) Connectresidentstolocaltourism (bestadvertisingiswordofmouth)

PossibleActions

ProximitytoNewOrleans/French Location/ Awarenessto Quarter outsiders

Appearance

Firstimpressionsoflowcommunitystandards negativeexternalappearanceofmajorindustries. boats trailers & commercial vehicles parked on front boats,trailers&commercialvehiclesparkedonfront lawns junkyproperties,derelictland old,abandonedbusinesssigns,snipesigns

Community

Safe,affordable,familyfriendly community Farmersmarketfacility Successfulfestivals(Crawfish, Oyster,Islenos)

Howdoyoudemonstratethisistrue?Opentooutsiders? Clannish?

Proximityisamarketingpoint(stayinSBP,visittheFrench Q) Someimprovementsbeingmadein9th Ward(median palmtreeplanting,banners,sculpture) Paintthebridges*? Improveconnectingroads* UpgradeappearanceofcorridorsinSBP?(see Aesthetics) BoattaxitoNewOrleans? *=needregionalcooperation Improvedaesthetics/curbappeal Peerpressureonindustries?(voluntarycompliance) (signs,dumpsters,concrete,tallgrass, Orchids&Onionsawards?) garbage,lackoflandscaping) garbage lack of landscaping) Major employers summit? Majoremployerssummit? Reuseorremovevacantbuildings Researchoptionstoregulateindustry: homelandsecuritysolutions? StreettreeplantinginpublicROW? Rebranding/signageprogramtoimprovepublicsignage andimage. DominosSugarsmarquee Varietyofyouth/familyoriented Includeinmarketingcampaign: activities(bowling,skating,morethan Giveexamples(interviews)ImaSt.Bernardian recreation) Morethananeighborhoodacommunity! Buildamarketoflocavores?(farmtotabledining) Freshfishcomponent?Concentratenearwater? (Boston,DC,seafoodstandsatdocks) Marketing Morefestivals Createtheres (placesforpeopletocongregate)

Schools

Business

Toprankedpublicschoolsystem PTechprogramatNunezCommunity College,inanareasaturatedwith industries Industry(jobs,publicinterest) Largestsugarrefineryinthe world! ld! o Givingtoursonrequest Docks Refineries Availablelandfordevelopment

Maintainingquality?

Marketingpoint(realtors) Industryinvolvedinhelpingform,supportprograms?

Negativeexternalappearanceofmajorindustries Incentivesforbusinessestore exemptionsfromcleanupduetoage(temporaryrestraining locate/develophere. orderagainstparish) d i t i h) More&qualityhotels M & lit h t l exemptionsfromlandscapingduetohomelandsecurity nonresidentowners No(large)economicdevelopment HolidayInnwantstocome Perceptionthatlandcoststoohigh(?)

Sugarhistorymuseumatoldjail(status?) Sugarvisitorscenter(likeCokevisitorscenterinAtlanta)

Emptybuildingsforreuse(OldFord Empty buildings for re use (Old Ford MotorplantvsBoppbuilding)

Assessmentofconditions(uptocode?) Assessment of conditions (up to code?) Marketing? Converttoincubatorforlocalshops? Requireexteriormaintenance? Marketingpoint Needtoraisepropertytaxes? Findamoreequitableway(thanpropertytaxes)toshare theload? the load? Bettersignage Upgradetrailheads? Providewateraccessforsmallboats(notcompetewith ParishRdmarinafacilities) Marketingpoint Upgradeboatstoragefacilities Guidedtours Hunting/fishing Eco/environmenttours Eventpromotions MerauxFoundation100acresnearVioletCanal?

Lowtaxes&servicefeescomparedto True? surroundingareas Sustainable? Lackofparishfundingforbasicneeds

Recreation

Accesstowater Bestfishing&hunting

Actualpublicaccess(otherthanforyachts)? Isthereenoughusage/potentialthatthisisasignificant economicbenefit?

Publicfishingmarina Dogpark

Culturalcenterformajor entertainmentevents Openspace

Accessible? Visible? Preserved? Pathsprohibitstrollers,dogs,bikes(liabilityissue) Newrecreationcenterclosedduetofoundationproblems? Varietyofagenciesplanningpathways

Goodpark/pathfacilitiesinseveral locations

Researchandeducateaboutliability Educateaboutpathsasqualityoflifeappeal Getallproposedtrailsystemsonasinglemap. RaisingCanessupportofdogpark(cf BatonRouge)? Marketingpoint(ads,brochures) Historicalmarkers,tour Signage(tosites,English&French) Getonnationalregisters? LeveewallinOldArabi couldtellhistorythroughmurals Grantsforplantationupgrades? Increasetaxonundeveloped/unused Marketingpoint land CodeEnforcement! Betterpubliccommunicationof: governmentperformance g p financialcondition actionsbeingtaken fightagainstcronyism

History

Colorful,unique&significanthistory RiverboatfromNewOrleanstoBattlefielddoesntstopin,or BattleofNewOrleans,Islenos,French feature,St.Bernard Nationalbattlefield Plantations(someareassets& someliabilities) Lowtaxes&servicefeescomparedto surroundingareas Manageablesize(geographically& Historyofbadpolitics p politically) y) y p g Perceivedlackofaccountabilityofparishgovernment Developmentreviewprocessefficient?Userfriendly? Cynicismaboutcompliance,government&senseof control/voice/powertoleverage (stopwaste,stopscaretactics, rightsizegovernmentaccordingtopopulation Lackofbroadawarenessofwhatsbeingdonebyothers Strongorganizations(chamber, g ( g g p g ) tourism,foundations,neighborhood, (includinglongtermefforts,progress) service)needtocommunicate Lackoflongtermvision

Government

ConnectMAJORplayers(tourism, g government,chamber,foundations, neighborhoods,schools,civic organizations)

Needtoestablish5prioritiesallcangetbehind

Residential

Closeneighborhoodfeelinmany areas. Resilientattitudemanyhaverebuilt, overcomelosses. overcome losses Canalscouldbewaterfront opportunities.

Manyundevelopedlots,createsmissingteethappearancein Widerrangeofhousingtypes? neighborhoods Strongneighborhoods Lotnextdoorprogramcreatesrearlotsfacingstreets Inventoryofvacantlotsscattersdevelopment(noplace Inventory of vacant lots scatters development (no place achievescompleteappearance)andkeepslotvalueslow. Divergenceinhomecharactersomeareelevating,othersnot. Elevatedhomesoftenusegroundlevelasjunkstorage. Subsidence? Highpubliccostofmaintainingvacantlots. Multifamilyhousingoccurringinconcentratedareascreates problemsinfuturedecadesasdepreciates.

EstablishstandardsforLotnextDoorprogram. PhaseLLTlotsalestocreatecriticalmassbeforeopening newareas Maintenanceofvacantlots: Maintenance of vacant lots: volunteerism? lowermaintenanceplanting?(toreplacegrass) Neighborhoodagreementonbasiccompatibility standards? Dispersemultifamilywithsmallerbuildings,smaller clusters,morelocationstoallowtobecomepartof neighborhoods,proximitytoshoppingandrecreation, dispersedtraffic,etc.(?)

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Market/CommunityInterRelationship

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MeetingNotes Meeting Notes


WantList Riverwalk Moreshops Splashplaypads S l h l d Improvedentryways Promotionofparish Parishshouldplanforcostsofservicesandimprovements Developamenitiestoattractpeopleandbusinesses/ companiestotheparish i h ih Improvedhealthcaresystem Improvedentrywaysintotheparish Improvestreetscapes/landscaping Localjobs/employers Negatives Housingisdated nonewconstruction Emptylots vacantfeelandlook Lackofpropertymaintenance N Nocodeenforcement i d f inconsistentandlackoffollow i d l k f f ll up Substandardworkbypast/postKatrinaflippers SomehousesbuiltbelowfloodlevelafterKatrina Belowaveragepropertymaintenance U Unmowedyards,trash,dirtlots,oldvehicles d d h di l ld hi l Needoftrashservice Fencesallowedtobebuilttosidewalkonadditionallots Toomanydollarstores influencesonetoshopelsewhere Nogrocers influencesonetoshopelsewhere Firstimpressions abandonedbuildings,eyesores Fi i i b d d b ildi Streetmaintenanceispatchyifanyisdone Parishislayingofflaborers noonelefttodothework Toomanylaborerslaidoffinexchangeforhigherup positions Healthcaresystem H lh OtherComments ParishGovernmentdoesnotlistentoParishResidents Officialsdoaspleaseandnotaspeopleask P PeoplemayneedtoroutinelyattendCouncilmeetings l d i l dC il i toensuretheirwordsarehonored Ifwewantpeopletobuildintheparish,weneedtolet theminanddoso FindoutwhypeopledidnotreturntotheParishafter Katrina K i

Summary: StrongagreementinopinionofthescoreisindicatedwithalargeboldX.Similartothegroupsurveys,the Strong agreement in opinion of the score is indicated with a large bold X. Similar to the group surveys, the individualsurveysindicatedthat,comparedtotheregion,St.BernardParishisbelowaverageinthetopicsof: housing,propertyvalues,propertymaintenance,commercialchoice,andfirstimpressionsenteringtheparish. Inaddition,typicalrecreationwasseenasbelowaveragefortheregion. Floodprotectionandschoolswereseenasaboveaveragefortheregion.Theaddedtopicofpolice/fireservices Flood protection and schools were seen as above average for the region. The added topic of police / fire services wasseenasaboveaverageaswell. Thebelowaveragetopicsareareasonwhichtofocusimprovement;theaboveaveragetopic(schools)needsto efforttoensurethatitstaysthatway. Forareaswithsplitagreementonthescore,thesmallerxisused.Bothscoresthathadcomparablevotesare shownonthetabletoshowwheretheoverallscoreleaned(tobelowaverageortowardaboveaverage).

SUMMARY: StrongagreementinopinionofthescoreisindicatedwithalargeboldX.Thebreakoutgroupsindicatedthat,comparedtothe Strong agreement in opinion of the score is indicated with a large bold X The break out groups indicated that compared to the region,St.BernardParishisbelowaverageinthetopicsof:housing,propertyvalues,propertymaintenance,commercial choice,andfirstimpressionsenteringtheparish.Floodprotectionandskilledworkforcewereseenasaverage.Thegroups indicatedthatschoolswereaboveaveragefortheregion. Thebelowaveragetopicsareareasonwhichtofocusimprovement;theaboveaveragetopic(schools)needstoefforttoensure The below average topics are areas on which to focus improvement; the above average topic (schools) needs to effort to ensure thatitstaysthatway. Inaddition,acouplegroupsaddedthecategoriesofpolice/fireserviceandalsoEMS(emergency/medicalservices).Police/ fireservicewasseenasaboveaveragefortheregionwhileEMSwasseenasbelowaveragefortheregion. Forareaswithsplitagreementonthescore,thesmallerxisused.Bothscoresthathadcomparablevotesareshownonthe tabletoshowwheretheoverallscoreleaned(tobelowaverageortowardaboveaverage).

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ResultsofCommunityMeeting#1

Current (NothingDifferent) Residential(WhoisLivingHere) Commercial(RetailBusinesses) PropertyValues Revenue(TaxestoPayforStuff) Market(WhoandWhatisHere/Wanted) Housing g Retail OptionA p OptionA Benefits Costs C Benefits Costs OptionB p OptionB Working+LowIncome Marginal+Leaking Unstable NominaltoInsufficient

More (SubstantiveChanges) Workingincome Adequate Stable Sufficient

Hard (SignificantChanges) Working+Middle Responsive+Growing Stable+Rising SufficientwSomeExtras

ReallyHard (MassiveChanges) Working+Middle+Upper Regional Rising ReinvestmentCapacity

Benefits Costs C Benefits Costs

OptionC p OptionC

Benefits Costs C Benefits Costs

OptionD OptionD

Benefits Costs C Benefits Costs

Fundamentals(TheBasicsThatAreHere/Wanted) Fundamentals (The Basics That Are Here/Wanted) Schools Safety OptionA OptionA Benefits Costs Benefits Costs OptionB OptionB Benefits Costs Benefits Costs OptionC OptionC Benefits Costs Benefits Costs OptionD OptionD Benefits Costs Benefits Costs

Amenities(TheExtrasThatAreHere/Wanted) Beautification Recreation OptionA OptionA Benefits Costs Benefits Costs OptionB OptionB Benefits Costs Benefits Costs OptionC OptionC Benefits Costs Benefits Costs VeryStrong XXXX XXXX OptionD OptionD Benefits Costs Benefits Costs

ResultingFiscalReality WhatYouHavetoDo(AsaParish) WhatYouHavetoDo(AsCitizens)

Weak+Dependent NoChange NoChange

Stable+LessDependence XXX XXX

Independent XXXXX XXXXX

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AlternativeFutureFramework

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HousingandRetailaroundtheParish d l d h h

HousingFutures
Current OptionA Conditions: Dispersedpattern Diffusedvalue Whatlevelofflood hazardwillappealto market? More Option B Benefits Demand=Supply ReallyHard Really Hard OptionD Benefits Benefits Demandisslightlyhigher D D d i li h l hi h Demandgreatly d l thansupply exceedssupply Hard OptionC Current OptionA Conditions:

RetailFutures
More Option B Hard OptionC Benefits ReallyHard Really Hard OptionD Benefits

Costs Crackdownon rentalproperty p p y owners(registration Housingstarts &inspection) increasing(checkthe Demolish Demolish average) abandoned Goodqualityhomes properties Median value is just Medianvalueisjust Acquire and remove Acquireandremove aboveexemptionlevel obsoleteproduct Housingstockisdated Increaselandvalues by: b Lotsoflowcost oPrioritizestrong propertiesonthe blocks marketwillkeepvalues oLimitthesupply low ofland(scarcity Notseeing: willincrease value) saleswithmultiple oProvide buyers water/openspace ate /ope space permitsforupgrades permits for upgrades Increaselevelof unsubsidizedhousing maintenanceon activity openspace( ragged open space (ragged refinanceactivity edges") Ca t ta Canttax Costs None Safety:zeronetfill ordinance(balance ordinance (balance fillwithcut)for homesinfloodplain

Benefit Reduceleakage R d l k Acceptablelevelofretail Providelargerrangeof Attracthigherquality Attract external retailchoicesat retail shoppers goods Limitedchoices(person reasonablequality Costs Costs goods,furnishings) OptionBactionsPLUS OptionBandC Retailreflectshousing Costs Costs Costs Parishstrengthen g actionsPLUS market Getridofempty OptionBactionsPLUS OptionBandC existingfinancial Rebrandtheparish buildingshells Find,encouragelocal actionsPLUS incentivesfor1sttime (codes,zoning, Abate taxes to attract entrepreneurs Create public Costs Abatetaxestoattract entrepreneurs Createpublic buyers amenities) keyanchorstores. (capital,training, spaces(plaza,etc.) Parishdevelopsbuyer Restrainingsupplyof none Attractmorefamilies incubators,land forshopping supportpackagesto land(conservation withmoreincome(see assembly,etc.). with more income (see assembly etc ) Selectiveretail. Selective retail marketproperty,loan market property loan easements) Housing,Amenities, Reducestrip Reducedpresence products,prepurchase Aggressivelyinvest etc.) developmentpattern ofchains. education. inrevitalization (interconnectparking, Residentialuses (i t t ki R id ti l Testthemarketby T t th k tb (compact,dense, ( t d sharedparking, mixedwithretail. callingfordevelopment pedestrian,etc.) removecodebarriers) proposals(unsubsidized) Amenities: forLLTlots beautification, Amenityinvestments recreation,trails Createwaterfeaturesin Mixeddensity canals(waterincreases neighborhoods homevalues) (avoidsingledensity Modifyzoningto od y o g to de e op e ts) developments) encouragebroaderrange Encourage/allow ofhousingtypes(garden, mixeduselivingin lofts,townhomes,live lofts townhomes live commercialareas. commercial areas work,etc.). Encourage neighborhood neighborhood consistency(design standardsfornew constructioninflood fl d plain)

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HousingandRetailFutures BenefitsandCosts d l f d

SchoolsFutures
Current Trajectory OptionA Conditions: Assets Collegeprep Competitive Highperforming NewfacilitiesduetoKatrina Atrisk o Facilities maintenance Facilitiesmaintenance Demographics Signsofdecline Slow,steadychangein Slow steady change in demographicprofileofparish (weaker,morestressedfamilies) Challengetoattractquality Ch ll t tt t lit teachers Keepingupwithmaintenance? Costs none More Option B Benefits Takecareof whatwehave Hard OptionC Benefits ReallyHard Really Hard OptionD Benefits Current Trajectory OptionA Conditions: Lowcrimerate

SafetyFutures
More Option B Hard OptionC Benefits Creatingahigher levelofcommunity ReallyHard Really Hard OptionD Benefits Attractinghigher incomestothe community

Keepitgreat(dont Increaseschool coast) qualityovertoday! Maintaincurrentschool Makeitaflagship quality characteristicof theparish p

Costs Nochangeto schooltaxation h l t ti structure

Costs OptionBactionsPLUS Reinvestment R i t t o Maintenance o Attractfaculty Selffinancedfornew schools,upgrades, programs Compensationpackage forteachers o Housingassistance ous g ass sta ce Moreafterschool programs

Costs OptionBandC actionsPLUS ti PLUS Increasehigher incomesinthe community Dontneedas muchremediation

KitchenTableConversations: Startingtofeellesssafe? Dontrecognizenewfacesin g thecommunity Dontletkidsdowhatwe usedtodo used to do Attractinglowerincome residents? Moving from HO to rentals Costs MovingfromHOtorentals Costs Propertymaintenance OptionBactions (codeenforcement) PLUS Observation: Enoughpoorlymaintained E h l i t i d Rentalproperty R t l t Neighborhood N i hb h d propertiessendasignalto registration watch crimeelement.Likelytosee Removestorm Rentalregistration increaseincrime damagedetritus. andregular Getridof inspection Costs NeighborhoodWatch Gettoknowyou none signs(sendsmessage) activities Sheriff:community Changepolicing out eac outreach p act ces ( est practices(investin community policing)?

Costs OptionBandC actionsPLUS Rental R t l registrationand annualinspection Grow incrementally, (avoidleapfrog andmissing teethsendsa s g a o ac o signaloflackof neighborhood, defensiblespace)

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SchoolsandSafetyFutures BenefitsandCosts

BeautificationFutures
Current OptionA Conditions: Unattractive Noonecares More Hard Option B OptionC Benefits Benefits Ongoing O i maintenanceand Reinvestment pride Appealsprimarilyto peoplelivinghere now. Costs Clean up damaged Cleanupdamaged signs WelcometoSBP signs Dominossugar marquee Streetscapeplanting St t l ti atentries Codecompliance (dumpsterenclosure, etc.) ReallyHard Really Hard OptionD Benefits Uniquelyattractive parish Appealstofolksnot currentlylivinghere Current OptionA Conditions: Neighborhoodparks Plannedtrailsections Accesstohuntingand fishing

RecreationFutures
More Option B Benefits Hard OptionC Benefits ReallyHard Really Hard OptionD Benefits Attractnew residents

Takecare,betteruse Improvequalityoflife whatwevegot forresidents

Costs none

Costs Costs Costs OptionBactionsPLUS OptionBandC Option B actions PLUS Option B and C none FordlogoonoldFord actionsPLUS Signguidelines bldg. Paintupfixup Paint up fix up Streettreeplanting Street tree planting bridges(regional allcommercialand coordination) residentialareas Themedstreetlights Themedstreet Th d t t li ht Th d t t atkeylocations lightsthroughout Plantingabandoned commercial raillines corridors Medianstreetscape plantingkeycorridors Industrialbuffer planting

Costs Costs Encourage broader Encouragebroader Option B actions PLUS OptionBactionsPLUS useofexistingtrails Ballparkforeach (relaxrestrictions) neighborhood Coordinatetrails Coordinate trails Acquire missing Acquire missing projectsbetween linkstrails(road differentproviders connections,etc.) ReserveLLTlotsfor Canalsideparkswith R LLT l t f C l id k ith OS(stringofpearls) checkdamponds Openspacedonations Build trailheadsto (Mereaux) wetlandareas Acquirepreserve majoropen spaces/naturalareas

Costs OptionBandC Option B and C actionsPLUS Bikepathsystem throughoutparish throughout parish Connectedopen spacesystem

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Current OptionA
Residential (whoislivinghere) workingincome

More OptionB
workingincome

Hard OptionC
working+ middle income responsive i stable+rising stable + rising alittleextra

ReallyHard OptionD
middle+working income regionaldraw i ld rising alittleextra

Commercial ( t il b i C i l (retailbusinesses) ) Propertyvalues Property values Revenue (taxestopayforstuff) ( p y )

marginal i l unstable nominal

responsive i stable sufficient

Resultingfiscal reality

weak anddependent

stableand independent

strongand independent

strongand independent

Whatyouhavetodo (asaparish) Whatyouhavetodo ( Wh t h t d (asacitizen) iti )

nochange nochange h

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ThenumberofX sindicatetheamountofworknecessarytoreachoption;themoreX s,themorework The number of Xs indicate the amount of work necessary to reach option; the more Xs the more work *Indicatesthattheworkthatneedstobedoneatthisstageincludesworkdoneforpreviousstages

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AlternativeFutureFramework

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