Our Town

City of New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

$100,000

2011

New Orleans is not only the largest city in Louisiana, but it is one of the most culturally rich locations in the United States. Known for its historic architecture and as the birthplace of jazz, the city is a vibrant home for its 344,000 residents.

With support from its Our Town grant, the City of New Orleans will create the Claiborne Corridor Cultural Collaborative Plan (C4 Plan). The C4 Plan will be developed as a cohesive cultural plan that integrates arts and culture into the ongoing revitalization of New Orleans's historic and major thoroughfare, Claiborne Boulevard. The C4 Plan will serve as a model for creative place-based planning by guiding the strategic integration of arts and culture into the corridor's infrastructure, streetscapes, transportation, housing, and community facilities planning. The City of New Orleans and Arts Council of New Orleans will lead the development of the C4 Plan in collaboration with Creative Alliance of New Orleans, Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Merchants and Business Association, Sankofu Community Development Corporation, Xavier University, and Artspace Projects, Inc. The C4 Plan will benefit 70,000 residents that live in underserved New Orleans neighborhoods with higher than average poverty, blight, and vacancy rates.