25 Heritage Oak Trees
Unless elected officials and the appointed MYHMC Board elect to remove 25 Heritage Oak Trees, the allowable buildable area is only 1.8 acres for a project of at least 4 restaurants, retail, housing, and parking.
Putting a 7.3 Acre Peg in a 1.8 Acre Hole
The previous development of Jefferson Parish restaurants and New Orleans parking required 7.3 acres. Now politicians and the newly appointed MYHMC want to put those restaurants plus retail and housing in 1.8 allowable buildable acres.
Repeat of the New Orleans Airport Disaster
Clearly New Orleans needed a new airport terminal. However the politicians made it hard to impossible for the public to comment on the four options.
Former Mayor Mitch Landrieu told the New Orleans City Councill the terminal could be moved from the South Side to the North Side for $600 million. He left out $300 million for an access road. He left out the newly built $400 million rental car facility on the south side. He left out the impact to 5,000 low -income residents when the access road divided their neighborhood. He left out the $500 million for a people mover to the the southside for the future Amtrack connection. He left out the $200 million for needed parking. He left out the environmental impact of pouring concrete on 32-acres. He left out the soil settlement problems from building swamp land. And the New Orleans City Council Transportation Committee refused to have agendas that allowed for public input.
The RPC, New Orleans Government Affairs Committee, and Jefferson Parish Council should allow for the impacted residents and environment groups to make a presentation as to the harm this development will cause.