Working Paper III
The purpose of Task 3 was to provide a detailed assessment of the existing physical, functional and regulatory conditions of the Greater New Orleans Biosciences Economic Development District (GNOBEDD). The analysis is based on a detailed review of existing data, plans, reports and other information collected during Task 1, Stakeholder Interviews, and Task 2, Data Gathering. The analysis is divided into eight sections: Biosciences District Overview; Community and Social Context; Urban Design; Traffi c Analysis; Utilities; Sustainability; and Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) Analysis. Section 2, Biosciences District Overview, provides an overview of the existing conditions within the Biosciences District, including its physical and regulatory context. Detailed assessments on the community and social infrastructure, urban design as it relates to the areas around the proposed VA Hospital and University Medical Center (UMC) hospital campuses, traffic , utilities, sustainability and a SWOT analysis are provided in subsequent sections.