Press Street to Poland Avenue; the Mississippi River to St. Claude Avenue (and some portions north of St Claude, varies block to block)
President / Director:
Julie Jones, president
History: Founded in 1975, the Bywater Neighborhood Association has continually sought to improve the area. From the mundane aspects of clean-up campaigns, to the complicated issues of historic preservation, zoning, and urban planning, the Association has diligently served as the guardian and spokesperson of the neighborhood. A Local Historic District administered by the Historic District Landmarks Commission, Bywater is celebrating being a National Historic District since 1986.
Recent issues have included presenting community forums to inform neighbors about large-scale development, clean-ups, addressing blight, and lobbying the City Council to pursue a Residential District Overlay. We publish a monthly newsletter, hold two social events per year, put on the Mirliton Festival in October, have a Home Tour in May, and have recently put out a brochure describing our organization and soliciting membership.
Complete information is available on the website, http://www.bywater.org. A list of officers and their telephone numbers can be found in each issue of the newsletter, which is also available on site.