Senator Mary Landrieu has threatened to take away some of New Orleans' unused federal dollars if they remain so. Of the unspent $34 million allocated for low-income housing, $11 million will be lost if there are no projects by May 31.
Mar 13, 2009 The Times-Picayune
The master plan will replace an outdated, complex zoning law and address urban housing, wetlands preservation, and transit, among other things. New Orleans is finally "poised for sustained growth," according to the plan's lead consultant.
Feb 11, 2009 The Times-Picayune
All of Canal Street's red streetcars were damaged by Hurricane Katrina, but up to nine restored streetcars may be in service by the end of the year.
Nov 26, 2008 The Times-Picayune
Once New Orleans comes to terms with the fact that it is a shrinking city, the city's culture and geographic location can help bring it back.
Nov 25, 2008 The Times-Picayune
New Orleans homeowners have begun receiving letters from the Army Corps of Engineers demanding that they remove objects that obstruct nearby levees' rights of way, including fences and trees. If history repeats itself, this may get messy.
Oct 16, 2008 The Times-Picayune
Two years after the program's authorization, 500 cottages intended for residents displaces after Katrina have still not been built. Meanwhile, they have cropped up in Mississippi, which faced less damage overall.
Oct 2, 2008 The Times-Picayune
<p>The plan's approval by the city planning commission comes along with criticism about its flaws and lack of funding.</p>
May 23, 2007 The Times-Picayune
<p>The culmination of a major statewide planning effort -- the new long-term plan calls for communities to build compact neighborhoods and coordinate regional development.</p>
May 4, 2007 The Times-Picayune
<p>As the community has roundly approved the Unified New Orleans Plan, coordinators of the recovery planning effort have announced that its costs could rise above $14 billion over the next decade. Exact funding sources have yet to be fully identified.</p>
Feb 4, 2007 The Times-Picayune
City leaders in New Orleans are looking to the stars of architecture to help recreate the city's all-but ignored riverfront at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Oct 2, 2006 The Times-Picayune