HELP PLAN THE FUTURE OF BUCKTOWN HARBOR AND THE LAKEFRONT ! TAKE THE SURVEY ! SURVEY ENDS SUNDAY, JANUARY 21ST !
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.
What are your Priorities?
We want to plan and design Bucktown Harbor around your priorities and needs. By taking a moment to answer the questions below, we can better target uses and activities important to you. Your responses will help the planning team establish design options, and ultimately, the final Vision Plan for Bucktown Harbor.
Your continued involvement is critical to the success of this planning effort. Completing our brief survey is a great way to kickstart your participation and be heard.
We would encourage you to also take part in scheduled community open house sessions. This is a great way to interface with the design team and share your aspirations, issues, and ideas.
Community Priorities - January 10, 11:00am - 8:00pm (with presentations at Noon and 6.30) and January 11, 9:00am - 5:00pm. Lakeshore Playground Meeting Room, 1125 Rosa Avenue, Metairie.
- Initial Planning Concepts - February 6 and 7. Lakeshore Playground Meeting Room, 1125 Rosa Avenue, Metairie. Meeting times to be scheudled.
Finally, check back to this planning site to stay up to date on the latest project news and also subscribe to our email (see below) and twitter feeds. (@bucktownharbor) (@jeffparishgov)
The Schedule Moving Forward
All the data collected from this survey effort and Public Open House 1 will be distilled into a series of conceptual alternatives for Bucktown Harbor. Alternatives will presented at Public Open House 2, scheduled for February 6 and 7, as well as on this website. From feedback received, a draft Vision Plan will be prepared--including detail on implementation and project funding--by early March. Stay connected through this website and social media streams for more information on final dates.
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
- 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
OPEN HOUSE PRESENTATION MATERIALS
Want to spend time looking at the materials provided for the Bucktown Harbor Open House? Both the posters and presentation are offered below (PDF formats).