Creating a Better Block along the LaSalle Corridor
On November 7th, 2014 the Dew Drop Inn Family, Harmony Neighborhood Development, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, the REALTOR® Conference & Expo, and the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® helped to bring the Better Block model to the LaSalle Corridor.
Better Block is a national campaign working to fight blight and show the potential of a block or corridor in need of revitalization. Better Block awareness programs have included launching pop-up businesses and repairing of homes and businesses, and many have resulted in permanent improvement for the focus area.
At the Better Block NOLA - LaSalle Corridor event, local bands played jazz and blues music while residents mingled and children played games. Kids also etched drawings on one side of a boarded-up house to create an art installation displaying the children’s dreams for the future and community.
An exciting piece of this event was the announcement that the Dew Drop is coming back. A temporary facade designed and installed by the Tulane City Center was unveiled and people were given the opportunity to peak into the building to view a video showing the space as it was.