As Ashley noted, Victory got their permit to demolish the Lindy Boggs hospital (formerly known as Mercy). This was decided by the Housing Conservation District Review Committee at a meeting that took place on the last day of the year, December 31st. Alan was there and provides a comprehensive account of just how dysfunctional the […]

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Thanks to the City Council’s amendment last week, the City of New Orleans’ list of “Imminent Health Threat Demolition Properties” has been posted online. Neighborhood groups should look at this closely — it appears to be slightly out of date, with some removed houses still on the list. Some mistakes are also still on the […]

Read More → Demolition Redux

Finally the Times-Picayune runs a story on erroneous demolitions. I can’t help but get the feeling they only did this because the Wall Street Journal scooped them yesterday. It should have been on the Times-Pic’s front page two weeks ago. Furthermore, they still got it wrong. The headline in the paper (but not online) states […]

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A few days ago I posted something from a private email correspondence, regarding the subject of erroneous demolitions by the city of New Orleans. Maybe I shouldn’t have posted it, because the author asked me to remove it, but has graciously offered a revised version — see below. And I’ve got to say this is […]

Read More → Erroneous Demolitions

My next door neighbor (now living in Texas) was a little skeptical when I told him that his house was slated for demolition. Where was the proof? An Excel spreadsheet e-mailed to me by a woman I’ve never even met. Sounds a little sketchy. And this list can’t be found on any official websites. Fortunately […]

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3319-21 Iberville Street [map] This building was been proposed for demolition by FEMA. Since it’s in a historic district (Mid-City, my neighborhood) FEMA “requested the aid of the public in identifying alternatives to demolition.” So I wrote to FEMA back in November and helped them identify some “alternatives.” And, wonder of wonders, FEMA removed it […]

Read More → Slated for Demolition, Again?

3319-21 Iberville Street [map] This building has been proposed for demolition by FEMA. Since it’s in a historic district (Mid-City, my neighborhood) FEMA is “requesting the aid of the public in identifying alternatives to demolition.” But how can we provide any such suggestions if we don’t know why the owner has requested demolition? The house […]

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