This vision was adopted by our homeowners association which has over 45 members. Itwas presented to the council in an EFC meeting before the landswap trade of the JacobDrive Firestation. It is supported by the petition TO OPPOSE ANY ZONINGCHANGES in and around our neighborhoods around Murphy Oil Meraux Refinery, to preserve our neighborhoods, our residential streets and our greenspace and is supported by the Parish Master Landuse Plan recommended by the CRC and adopted by thecouncil.
OUR VISIONA long range plan of our neighborhood’s revitalization—Whatwe envision for our grandchildren and future generations andthe keystone commitments of this council’s decisions topreserve our heritage, our natural resources and ourresidential neighborhoods for tomorrow.
In District C, we are the subdivisions nestled between ourcommunity's only high school,Val Reiss Park and the heavyindustrialized refinery.
We need a balance.We don’t have the luxury of previous land-use planning. Whatwe have is an opportunity to create a balance and to preservethat balance.
The Ohio Street area is within a school zone, yet our childrenhave no sidewalks on these four streets (Jacob, Despaux,Ventura, and Lena). Furthermore, these are the very fourstreets some propose to add more industrial use and industrialtraffic. That would not be the proper balance. For the roughly 80 homesites on these four streets, weenvision a domiciled next-door-neighbor purchase program toincrease lot sizes giving us the opportunity of re-establishingour neighborhood feel. For those properties
offered forresidential redevelopment, we would like them dedicated forneighborhood community greenspace, so the children have aplace to play other than the in street. For other lots
offered for residential redevelopment, we would like aconservation easement entered on the land title to provide thecommitment to a greenspace buffer from this most-hazardous