Algiers Development District
New Orleans Riverside at Federal City
New Orleans Riverside at Federal City is one of the largest economic development initiatives in the state of Louisiana. Federal City is a public-private mixed-use development located on the former Naval Support Activity (NSA) military base in Algiers. On the West Bank of the Mississippi River, Federal City is home to the Marine Force Reserves, the United States Coast Guard Sector Command, the New Orleans Maritime Military Academy, LSU Health Fitness Center and much more.
Bike and Hike Path
In November 2012, ADD broke ground to develop and maintain a recreational path along the Algiers levee. The Bike and Hike Path has become a popular leisure and tourist destination affording spectacular views of the city’s East Bank.
Divided into phases, the first two phases were funded by ADD and run from the Algiers Ferry landing through Federal City. Phase III recently extended the path with blacktop by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West to the Chalmette Ferry. Lights and benches are awaiting installation in this area due to pending work by the Army Corps of Engineers to raise parts of the levee.
Once completed, the Bike and Hike Path will connect a five-parish area with planned amenities to include neighborhood access ramps, benches, light fixtures, drinking fountains, trash receptacles and doggie waste bag stations.
Bike and Hike Path Mileage