The DDD has expressed an interest in using our specific design for the racks they announced in downtown (not official yet).
As for the streetscapes...I'm not sure, but I'll bring it up to the project. There's a possibility we've had some communication and i'm just blanking on it currently. The problem with using our design with the submerged roads program on Carrollton was the cost. Though minimal (would have meant they could have bought maybe 35 instead of 30 racks, big deal) the funding mechanism didn't really allow for it. So instead, they get the bland hitch racks, same color though. Unofficially called "orleans green" (same as all the streetlight poles, etc).
Well, we presented to the Vieux Carre Commission and instead of offering legitimate concerns they proceeded to use the whole time alloted to criticize our design: called it cheap, not historic, and cheesy....but big surprise from those a**holes. The racks, in my mind, are very similar in design to the black trashcans in the quarter which indeed have a fleur de lis cutout welded onto them.
Can't see the design but keep an eye out for these next time (the one behind her that she's empything into the plastic one on wheels):
I felt like saying "what about the stop signs...the concrete...electric lights...etc" but oh well.
There is still a very strong possibility, but I don't want to lay out my cards on a public forum. I'd rather see the shock on their faces when they wake up one day and find racks all over the quarter.
I'm not exactly an unbiased party here either. My parents have owned a property in the quarter since I was born and it's a constant battle with the VCC. One brief example: they approved a modification to the exterior right before Katrina, well the one year approval for work expired (due to storm, hard to find contractor, etc). We went back for reapproval and they denied it saying it was historically inaccurate....wtf? I was glad to see the solar panel thing go through just to shove it in their face.