Upper 9th Ward Community Plan
New Orleans, LA
Following Hurricane Katrina, the heavily damaged Desire Area neighborhood experienced slower rates of return and growth in comparison to other New Orleans neighborhoods. Through working session meetings and design charettes the Desire Area community established priorities including housing, health care, education, economic viability, and safety. The community then provided short-, mid-, and long-term recommendations to form the Upper Ninth Ward Community Development Plan.
The Upper Ninth Ward Community Development Plan was developed during a three month planning process that included the community’s vision of enhancements and improvements. This vision also incorporates recommendations developed in the Unified New Orleans Plan (UNOP) process.