Take a Creole Cottage in the Faubourg Marigny that is blighted strip the house down to the studs, wrap the house with batting cage plastic and then fill the house with balls, lots of balls, four feet deep.
That is what one gentlemen who lives in the Marigny has done. He found the owners of the blighted property, drove to visit them, discussed his idea and they agreed to let him move forward with his idea. Individuals will sign a waiver and dive in. The Cottage was about to fall down, the ball pit may bring more people to the block and a blighted property has been removed the street.
Gotta give this guy credit for thinking outside the box and actually doing something.
2815 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, LA in the Faubourg Marigny