Great pictures Ardecila!!
Re: Howard Avenue Extension. I found where the Regional Planning Commission just put out an RFP for the Environmental Assessment(http://www.norpc.org/requests_for_proposals.html
) due April 4, and the report needs to be complete 6 months after the contract is awarded. So it looks like this project is quickly materializing.
I'm all for it!! The streetgrid in this part of town desperately needs to be reconnected, and if the Superdome's on/offramps would be connected directly to an extended Howard Avenue, I could see traffic dramatically improving in the CBD, while Howard Avenue becomes a more desirable street to build on! It will also reduce the traffic on the Pontchartrain expressway, and make things easier if the Claiborne Overpass actually comes down one day.