Port Marigny: My Opinion (all you need to know)

Well…if you’ve read my previous blog posts or talked to me in person, you probably get the idea that I’ve become completely disenchanted with the proposed Port Marigny project in Mandeville. Even worse…I have absolutely ZERO trust, with regards to anyone on the payroll of Port Marginy (gotta go with my gut here). They are trying to shove this through as fast as the Obamacare disaster. I’ve been to the charettes, the meetings, have tons of notes and decided at this point, I’m just going to share my HONEST OPINION with you!

If you are a proponent for this project at this point (at this proposed density), I may have to call you this…

If you want a high density microcity, I might also have to say that you may have something to gain from it…

I may even have to say, that being “for” it, is…

Presenting ridiculous traffic numbers that don’t even come close to common sense, animated traffic flow that show traffic improved on Monroe and Causeway when they will add more cars added to the current mess…

The fact of the matter is, this group of developers, looking to destroy our community, not beautify it by cleaning it up, have been deceitful out the gate. Not sure why they could not be honest and open… maybe they think we are stupid and…

Traffic is bad enough around our little bedroom community, this high density microcity, high volume project, will make our existing roads like this…

Is this proposed project good for the City of Mandeville?

How do I think the city council should vote?

Disclaimer: If I’ve offended you, well, you probably don’t need to take a left out of Monroe St. every day. You probably also did not buy your forever home, because you wanted a certain quality of life in your community. I was not stupid enough to think that something would not be built on the pre-stressed site and welcomed the idea of something great for the community and maybe a place to dock our boat and a cool new bar or restaurant. At this point, the Port Marigny team has had more than enough time to change their approach, and has not shown any indication that they are willing to reduce the density or be forthcoming in their impacts analysis, so my answer is….

Thanks for reading…

And remember…Port Marigny…

8 Responses to Port Marigny: My Opinion (all you need to know)

  1. grover c October 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm #

    Hilarious GIFs, but short on facts.

  2. Greta Perry October 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

    As are the presenters of the development.

  3. Michael Loring Waller October 19, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    If this does not get approval, it will just mean that there will be a high rise at the foot of the causeway sooner or later.

  4. Greta Perry October 19, 2015 at 8:29 am #

    We should never settle with the mindset, “because the next thing might be worse.” The density should have been dropped to at least in half by now, the capture rate reduced to zero and honest traffic studies should have been provided (anyone can skew data to their convenience). If we rollover at this point, well…the writing is on the wall that the future will only get worse with this angle.

  5. Charles Goodwin October 19, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    The density is outrageous and a hotel will just bring in tons of transient traffic (and enormous staff to serve them). Transients bring problems that local neighborhoods and local home/condo/townhome owners do not.

    Thus, why not turn this into a high-end low-density neighborhood that’s an asset rather than a liability? It can be a neighborhood without being a semi self-contained town. Add boat docks, a water-view restaurant, a community green area, and voila!!

    Take a close look at Terra Bella. It’s high density (by the same architect), and the streets are so narrow they have been a huge complaint from existing “high density” owners.

    It sounds great to be able to walk to everything, but the reality it has more sales appeal than real-world use.

  6. Greta Perry October 19, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    Agreed

  7. Charles Goodwin October 19, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

    Somehow “high density” strikes me as a euphemism for ‘high-priced ghetto style over-crowding”

  8. Q October 21, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    I totally agree! I am born and raised here in Old Mandeville. I’m completely against the extreme development that “they” propose! Keep this website up!!!