West End Park was established in 1906 and extends from the Basin Canal to Lake Pontchartrain. ACT 209 states it can only be used as a Public Park or Amusement Park. It is open space. Previously restaurants were built on the water as they are prohibited to be in the park.
The feasibility study did not address New Orleans high crime rate which includes: Car Jackings, Robberies of Retail Stores in Mid-City and the French Quarter, shootings, car burn-outs, and car break-ins. The study did not address the already complaints coming from neighbors on the other side of the levee of late nights parties in the parking lots of closed bars as car stereos are played at high volumes.
The feasibility study did not address the large number of retail shopping centers that have closed in New Orleans.
The feasibility study did not address other restaurants that have failed on the New Orleans Lakefront. The Lazy Jack restaurant lasted less than three months.
Nearby Bucktown residents in 2019 expressed to their council member not to put Full-Service Bars in their neighborhood of Bucktown Harbor.
Historically West End of New Orleans was designed during the Prohibition Era of the 1920s to be difficult for police to enforce laws against alcohol, gaming, and prostitution. New Orleans is currently short hundreds of officers. NOPD has no jurisdiction in the Jefferson Parish part of West End.
In December 2021 during defeated Council Member Palmer’s second to last council meeting she pushed through an affordable housing plan that covers all of New Orleans.