Mayor's historic preservation plan would make demolition easier in some neighborhoods - Robert McClendon,

Friday, June 12, 2015

The city of New Orleans is considering an expansion of its historic preservation districts that could roughly double the area subject to strict regulations. But those hoping for stricter standards on demolitions, exterior renovations and new construction face a formidable opponent.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu not only opposes expanding the Historic District Landmark Commission's remit to regulate building and renovations, his vision for the city's preservation regime would actually shrink the area where you are required to seek special permission before demolishing structures.


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