The City of New Orleans and the Canal Street Development Corporation announced Thursday plans for phase-one of improvements on the Piazza d’Italia outdoor plaza in the Central Business District.
Organizers hope the work will convince more people to bring outdoor events to the venue and more people to attend.
The first phase of improvements will cost $250,000 and will include more Italian-style landscaping, a green screen to separate the area from a nearby parking lot, and public restrooms. The work will be finished this summer.
A second phase of improvements is currently being planned.