HELP PLAN THE FUTURE OF BUCKTOWN HARBOR AND THE LAKEFRONT ! REVIEW INITIAL PLANNING CONCEPTS AND TAKE THE SURVEY !
SURVEY ENDS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH !
Bucktown has long been a focus of activity along Lake Pontchartrain. From fishing camps and speakeasies to its current incarnation as a center for boating, fishing and open space activity, Bucktown Harbor is an authentic, valued community asset. What's next for Bucktown's Harborfront? That's the question Jefferson Parish, design consultants, and the community-at-large are seeking to answer for this nearly 30 acre lakefront site. The goal of this effort is to assemble a plan for Bucktown Harbor that provides a compelling, community driven vision for the future. The Vision Plan will set the stage for follow-on funding source identification, detailed master planning and ultimate implementation of renewal efforts.
January Community Priorities Survey: The Results are In!
Public Work Session One, and its companion survey, brought forth tremendous public feedback: More than 100 community members attended the open house, with an additional 700 individuals completing the online survey! This information produced an amazing amount of data and guidance for use in crafting design alternatives for the Bucktown Harbor site. All survey results are available via download at the links at the end of this website. We have also separated the data by respondents that indicated “Bucktown” as the community in which they reside.
Preliminary Concepts for Bucktown Harbor
In the following section, we present two initial planning concepts. Concepts represent initial thoughts and ideas for Bucktown Harbor based on the Community Priorities Survey results and feedback from Public Open House One. Planning concepts were developed using the core tenets and framework established for the project area. They also take into account the planning team’s general sense of financial feasibility, ease of implementation, permissibility by regulatory agencies and community acceptance of project elements.
Please keep in mind that the planning concepts are preliminary and will evolve as the vision planning process advances over the coming weeks.
After you have reviewed the planning concepts, please complete the following survey questions to let us know how well you feel the options follow the established core tenets and project framework.
The Planning Initiative
The Bucktown Harbor Vision Plan is an initiative sponsored by Jefferson Parish. The consulting team consists of Moffatt and Nichol and Barowka and Bonura Engineers and Consultants (BBEC). A nineteen member project steering committee made up of citizens, business owners and elected officials from Bucktown and the region meets monthly to help guide this process. We thank them for their efforts and continued support of the Bucktown Harbor vision planning effort.
- Lauren Averill
- Joel Borrello
- Barbara Chifici
- Louis “Woody” Crews
- Risty Gaude
- Kelly Turan (for Peter Gerica)
- Mike Hollis
- Allyson Hymel
- Dan Favre
- Daniel Redmann
- Mark Schexnayder
- Melinda Schwegmann
- Jeffery Simno
- Elizabeth Spansel
- Dr. Bob Thomas
- Councilwoman Jennifer Van Vrancken
- Leo Web
- Steve Wobbema
- Maggie Woodruff
PRESENTATION MATERIALS AND DETAILED ROUND ONE SURVEY RESULTS
Want to spend time looking at the materials provided for the Bucktown Harbor Open House? Both the posters and presentation are offered below for Open House One and Two (PDF formats). Also provided are the results from our first survey effort.