City of New Orleans Master Plan
Zyscovich was commissioned by the City Council of the City of New Orleans through Lambert Advisories larger planning group to prepare a reconstruction plan for 5 neighborhoods adjacent to the French Quarter. The three primary goals of the plan are to establish consensus among historically divided neighborhoods, return a sense of normalcy as quickly as possible, and to create a plan that addresses the overall deterioration which pre-existed Katrina. The ﬁnal plan will be the basis for the receipt of Federal funding, and was a result of an intensive public involvement effort.
The final plan included the following elements:
- Methodologies for enhancing local neighborhood pride while transcending the differences to achieve shared opportunities
- Identifying key corridors between neighborhoods to create a place where the communities can come together for new social and commercial use
- Creating networks that tie into the tourist economy
- Creating a dialogue with the community through public meetings and committees
- Communication strategies