Perez attended the ribbon cutting yesterday for the Severn Avenue Streetscape, in Metairie, Louisiana, at the corner of Veterans Highway and Severn Avenue. The planning for this project started more than 10 years ago, when the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission hired Perez to do a Feasibility Study. Johanna Leibe and Brandon Adams were the Landscape Architects that completed that study. Later, when Jefferson Parish secured funding for the project, Perez joined the ECM design team, and Johanna and Brandon designed the Severn Avenue streetscape in Metairie, Louisiana At the ribbon cutting, Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng, Parish Parish Councilwoman for District 5 Jennifer Van Vrancken, businessman Henry Shane, and other dignitaries made remarks, and then cut the ribbon. Henry and Pat Shane have donated a number of sculptures to beautify public spaces in Jefferson Parish, so a plaque was unveiled naming the Henry Shane Sculpture Trail. Renderings of future lighting improvements and a new sculpture soon to be installed at the intersection where we were standing, were also unveiled. Big shout out to Johanna and Brandon for making Jefferson Parish so much more beautiful! Thank you New Orleans Regional Planning Commission (Karen Parson and Lynn Dupont attended), ECM for adding Perez to your design team; and to Jefferson Parish leaders for your vision and for giving Perez the opportunity to serve the Parish.”