LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU TARGETS FOUR NEW ORLEANS BUSINESS CORRIDORS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION -- 010/09/2006
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2006
LT. GOVERNOR LANDRIEU TARGETS FOUR NEW ORLEANS BUSINESS CORRIDORS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION
Louisiana Urban Main Street Program awards grants to pedestrian-friendly commercial districts with local ownership, distinct architecture, and historic neighborhood identities. North Rampart, St. Claude, Oretha Castle Haley and Oak St. commercial areas benefit
WHAT: The Louisiana Urban Main Street Program, a public-private partnership between the Lt. Governor's office of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will award preservation and business revitalization grants to representatives from four New Orleans commercial districts on Wednesday, October 11th , 2006. Award recipients are business groups representing North Rampart St., St. Claude Ave., Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., and Oak St. The five-year grants are designed to help each business district preserve its unique character while fostering economic growth and job creation.
The Louisiana Urban Main Street Program is a community-driven, comprehensive program to revitalize older traditional business districts. For over two decades, the program has provided a generous package of financial and technical assistance to recipients throughout the state.
Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu