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Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Section 106 Review of the City of New Orleans’ (City) Proposal to Reconstruct the Stallings Center Gymnasium and Repair the Pool on the 4300 Block of St. Claude Avenue within the Bywater National Register Historic District, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA with funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Seeking Public Comment"
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Name: Name redacted at the request of the author
City: New Orleans, Louisana
Stallings Center, New Orleans
Comments: After seeing the full pdf file of the plans, I withdraw most of my questions as to landscaping etc.
However, I still have questions.... there was only an interior of the first floor - what is the second floor or is it just open space?
Comparing it to the St Bernard NORD center, it is TINY! Appears to be only 2 open rooms (dance and multipurpose).
Is a kitchen really necessary? It would be better to have another room that could be actually used for recreation.
After all kids are coming here for that right? not to eat....
I guess that depends on whether or not there are other rooms upstairs.
Why is there so much parking? Kids are not driving here! It is primarily a neighborhood center, and anyhow, many people in this neighborhood don't have cars.
I can't believe it is required, since restaurants pop up all the time without ANY offstreet parking.
I recommend taking out most of the parking and adding a basketball court outside or enlarging the play area outside...or, adding a veggie garden so kids can learn about growing food.