French Quarter groups file suit to block high-rise hotel in 100 block of Royal Street - Jeff Adelson, The New Orleans Advocate

Friday, November 20, 2015

An array of French Quarter and preservationist groups is calling on the courts to reverse the City Council’s preliminary approval of a 190-foot-tall hotel and condominium development near Royal and Iberville streets.


The lawsuit, filed late Thursday afternoon in Civil District Court, accuses the council of violating the city’s Master Plan by giving the green light to the Royal Cosmopolitan Hotel development, which it says would be more than 2 1/2 times as tall as the height limit in the area and inconsistent with the historical character of the Quarter...READ MORE HERE - CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LAWSUIT - CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE