HELP PLAN THE FUTURE OF BUCKTOWN HARBOR AND THE LAKEFRONT !  REVIEW INITIAL PLANNING CONCEPTS AND TAKE THE SURVEY ! 

SURVEY ENDS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH !

Project Overview

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.

Jefferson Parish Poll:
Did you participate in our previous Community Priorities Survey and/or Community Open House One? (select one)
No
49%
Yes
47%
Not sure
4%
Closed to responses | 161 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
Did you find our previous Community Priorities Survey and Website a great tool to help get you information about the project and have your voice be heard? (select one)
Yes
42%
Did not participate in the previous community priorities survey and/or visit the website? (select one)
42%
Not sure
9%
No
7%
Closed to responses | 162 Responses

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.

 

Scroll down through the designs to share your feeback. 

Jefferson Parish Poll:
On a scale of 1 to 5, how well does CONCEPT ONE advance the first project core tenet, "Promote a diversity of welcoming harbor uses anchored by park and open space elements, commercial fishing and recreational boating"?
5 (Very Well)
52%
3
17%
4
17%
1 (Not Very Well)
10%
2
3%
Not Sure
2%
Closed to responses | 115 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
On a scale of 1 to 5, how well does CONCEPT ONE advance the second project core tenet, "Promote accessibility by making it easy and safe to arrive, park, walk, bike, play and connect with the lakefront while limiting impact to Bucktown neighborhood streets"?
5 (Very Well)
52%
4
25%
3
12%
1 (Not Very Well)
8%
Not Sure
3%
2
0%
Closed to responses | 114 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
On a scale of 1 to 5, how well does CONCEPT ONE make Bucktown Harbor more likely to "Becoming the point of choice for recreational lake activities"?
5 (Very Well)
58%
4
18%
1 (Not Very Well)
9%
3
7%
2
7%
Not Sure
1%
Closed to responses | 117 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
On a scale of 1 to 5, do you feel CONCEPT ONE will "Increase the economic and social vitality of small businesses surrounding Bucktown Harbor"?
5 (Very Well)
50%
4
18%
3
12%
1 (Not Very Well)
9%
2
7%
Not Sure
4%
Closed to responses | 113 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
On a scale of 1 to 5, how well does CONCEPT ONE "Greatly expand natural landscape areas and habitat zones, allowing the site to emerge as a model of environmental stewardship and coastal restoration"?
5 (Very Well)
54%
4
25%
3
12%
1 (Not Very Well)
4%
2
4%
Not Sure
1%
Closed to responses | 112 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
Lastly, on a scale of 1 to 5, how well does CONCEPT ONE create opportunities to "Celebrate Bucktown's community heritage"?
5 (Very Well)
49%
4
18%
3
14%
2
9%
1 (Not Very Well)
9%
Not Sure
2%
Closed to responses | 113 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
In brief, what ONE way could CONCEPT ONE be improved upon?
Closed to responses

Jefferson Parish Poll:
On a scale of 1 to 5, how well does CONCEPT TWO advance the first project core tenet, "Promote a diversity of welcoming harbor uses anchored by park and open space elements, commercial fishing and recreational boating"?
5 (Very Well)
43%
4
26%
3
16%
1 (Not Very Well)
8%
2
5%
Not Sure
2%
Closed to responses | 87 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
On a scale of 1 to 5, how well does CONCEPT TWO advance the second project core tenet, "Promote accessibility by making it easy and safe to arrive, park, walk, bike, play and connect with the lakefront while limiting impact to Bucktown neighborhood streets"?
5 (Very Well)
44%
4
21%
3
18%
1 (Not Very Well)
10%
2
6%
Not Sure
1%
Closed to responses | 87 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
On a scale of 1 to 5, how well does CONCEPT TWO make more likely Bucktown Harbor "Becoming the point of choice for recreational lake activities"?
5 (Very Well)
41%
4
23%
3
13%
1 (Not Very Well)
13%
2
9%
Not Sure
1%
Closed to responses | 87 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
On a scale of 1 to 5, how well do you feel CONCEPT TWO will "Increase the economic and social vitality of small businesses surrounding Bucktown Harbor"?
5 (Very Well)
33%
4
27%
3
18%
1 (Not Very Well)
11%
2
7%
Not Sure
4%
Closed to responses | 84 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
On a scale of 1 to 5, how well does CONCEPT TWO "Greatly expand natural landscape areas and habitat zones, allowing the site to emerge as a model of environmental stewardship and coastal restoration"?
5 (Very Well)
40%
4
34%
3
14%
1 (Not Very Well)
8%
2
4%
Not Sure
0%
Closed to responses | 83 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
Lastly, on a scale of 1 to 5, how well does CONCEPT TWO create opportunities to "Celebrate Bucktown's community heritage"?
5 (Very Well)
34%
4
25%
3
20%
1 (Not Very Well)
11%
2
7%
Not Sure
2%
Closed to responses | 83 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
In brief, what ONE way could CONCEPT TWO be improved upon?
Closed to responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
Which initial planning concept do you prefer? (select one).
Concept One
44%
Both have strengths and weaknesses
27%
Concept Two
15%
Neither concept
9%
Not sure
5%
Closed to responses | 86 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
You have your magic planning wand back. What big idea(s) would you like to see incorporated into the next iteration of planning concept development?
Closed for Comments
Jefferson Parish Poll:
What is your age? (select one)
56 to 69
38%
40 to 55
30%
18 to 39
20%
70 or older
11%
17 and Under
0%
Closed to responses | 79 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
How many people reside in your household? (select one)
0 to 2
65%
3 to 4
29%
5 to 6
6%
7 or more
0%
Closed to responses | 82 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
What community do you reside in? (select one)
Bucktown
41%
Metairie
16%
Old Metairie
12%
Bonnabel Place
11%
Lakeview / Lakefront
10%
Other Not Listed
6%
Greater New Orleans Area
4%
Ponchartrain Shores / Gardens
0%
Closed to responses | 82 Responses
Jefferson Parish Poll:
Stay in touch with the latest Bucktown Harbor Vision Plan ideas and effort!

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.