Regional recreation center. Click image to enlarge.
The Northernmost part of the Lower Ninth Ward is the most flood prone and slowest to recover part of the neighborhood. The large majority of structures in this area have been removed. The redevelopment of this area into an intensive regional recreation center would not only bring a surge of activity to the neighborhood but also provide ample open space for stormwater retention and buffer the denser residential parts from storm surge.
Image credit: Coastal Sustainability Studio