New Orleans Redevelopment Authority Rededicates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk Following Redesign
NEW ORLEANS – Today, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) and the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Merchants and Business Association (OCHBMBA) hosted community members and key stakeholders on the site of its newly completed project on the neutral ground of Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. between South Rampart St. and Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. NORA and OCHBMBA worked together to revitalize this popular area to include a new walkway, landscaping, interpretive signage and more.
Details were shared in a press release.
"Our work at the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority is to revitalize commercial corridors for all citizens of our great city," said Brenda Breaux, executive director of NORA. "The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk recognizes the cultural contributions of our local community and our shared national history, while also providing a gateway into an important neighborhood commercial corridor."
NORA and OCHBMBA have been dedicated to the revitalization of the Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Corridor through NORA's diverse portfolio of programs for homes, businesses and public spaces in New Orleans.
"The State Office of Community Development is proud to partner with NORA, the City of New Orleans and community organizations to bring transformative projects to neighborhoods across the city," said Pat Forbes, director of the Louisiana Office of Community Development. "I am honored to be a part of this rededication that includes public art, new landscaping and a place to reflect upon the legacy of Dr. King."
This project represents the latest phase of the redevelopment of the Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. corridor and is a part of NORA's broader mission of being a catalyst for the revitalization of the city.