What Makes a Great Lakefront?
One that is accessible…an edge you can see, approach, and get onto. A place offering an array of beneficial uses and activities for the community. A safe and resilient shoreline, capable of flexing, and, as needed, recovering from mother nature’s worst. A shoreline with a thriving ecology. A place that takes a moment to tell its story, delving into the memory and showcasing the spirit of its inhabitants.
A great lakefront is all these things, but most importantly it’s one that is used and enjoyed.
What helped ignite this planning effort? For anyone walking by or taking their boat onto Lake Pontchartrain, it’s clear Bucktown Harbor has left untapped its potential to be a better place. The true ignition point, however, was Jefferson Parish recognizing the clear need to (re)start a dialogue about how best this asset should be used and enjoyed. For this reason, the planning process was unabashedly community driven and represents the culmination of extensive public dialogue on what residents would like to see emerge over time along this 30-acre peninsula and harborfront.