Lt. Governor Candidates Answer 5 Critical Questions on Historic Preservation, Tourism and Cultural Heritage
Historic Preservation and the Cultural Economy
As the lieutenant governor, what steps would you take to better integrate cultural and historic preservation into Louisiana’s all important tourist-based economy? How can the Main Street Program be strengthened and woven into marketing and tourism efforts?
St. Andrew's Episcopal Parish Hall is located at the corner of Zimpel and Carrollton Avenue, address 8013 Zimpel Street.
Coalition Applauds Change in City Demolition Policy
Posted May 25, 2011 | Contact email@example.com or 202-588-6141
NEW ORLEANS (May 24, 2011) – A coalition of preservation, neighborhood, and planning groups applauded the City of New Orleans for a key modification of city policy and practice that will encourage the preservation—rather than demolition—of hundreds of homes across the city. The policy shift was first announced at the city’s BlightStat meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2011.
Divided Planning Commission rejects high-rise proposal on Canal Street
Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 8:50 PM Updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 10:27 PM
By Bruce Eggler, The Times-Picayune
Apparently heeding the protests of French Quarter residents and preservationists, the New Orleans City Planning Commission voted 5-4 Tuesday to reject developers' plans for a $70 million high-rise residential, office, parking and retail tower on the site of a former Woolworth's store at Canal and North Rampart streets.
From the Times-Picayune:
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Re: "Mayor seeks to pause home razing," Metro, June 24.
Kudos to Mayor Mitch Landrieu for stopping the demolition of the Mid-City neighborhood and redirecting money ($3.2 million) to relocate up to 100 historic homes that lie within the VA hospital's footprint.
Many of these homes were built in the early 20th century and fully renovated since Hurricane Katrina. They will blend into the neighborhood seamlessly when deposited onto empty Mid-City lots, making the American dream of home ownership a reality for eligible families.
From the Times-Picayune:
Historic properties in hospital footprint
Thursday, June 24, 2010
By Bill Barrow
Under pressure from historical preservation groups, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Wednesday asked the state to block its contractors from razing scores of architecturally significant Mid-City homes while the city explores options to move the structures to make way for a new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital.
With special help from Advocacy Chair Keith Hardie, the Louisiana Landmarks Society assisted volunteers in producing a comprehensive brochure about the threatened Mid City historic houses in the proposed medical center footprint. The brochure is available to view at www.savemidcityhouses.com.
View letter to City Planning Commission from Louisiana Landmarks Society regarding 528 Bienville St. ( November 16, 2009)