West 30s Neighborhood Plan
Covington, Louisiana (2010)

Covington is located on the north side of Lake Pontchartrain, just north of New Orleans. The "West 30s" Neighborhood is located on the north side of Covington and features a wide variety of land uses and conditions. Occupying approximately 70 blocks, this expansive low-income neighborhood is bound on the south by the historic downtown and on the east by a strip commercial corridor. The Walker Collaborative (TWC) was hired by the project sponsor - the Northshore Community Foundation - on behalf of the City of Covington. Key recommendations of the plan included the adaptive reuse of a light industrial facility as a community center, establishment of an "industrial artisan village," streetscape improvements to three main corridors, and a housing rehabilitation program focusing on preservation, financial incentatives, and rigorous code enforcements.