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3/13 HCDRC Results

Housing Conservation District Review Committee

March 12 Hearing Results

1126 S. Genois St.: DEFERRED to allow time for the PRC and Code
Enforcement
to further inspect this raised basement house. The basement flooded in
the
storm and there was plaster and water damage in an area upstairs due to
roof
leaks. The sister of the owner appeared. She was asked to be ready at
the
next hearing to be able to answer questions about whether her sister
had
applied for Road Home funds for the property and to provide drawings of
the
house her sister intends to build on the site.

426 S. Salcedo St.: DEFERRED. Simone Bruni, The Demo Diva , appeared on
behalf of the homeowner. Bruni says the owner is elderly (in his 60s)
and
does not plan to rebuild on the site. He has moved to Wisconsin. Bruni
provided color photos of the fire damage inside, which is minor and
confined
mostly to trim. Per Bruni, the fire was caused by vagrants because the
building in not boarded up. The fire damage is not structural. Brice
White
appeared on behalf of the neighborhood association (Mid-City) and
reported
that the owner would consider selling the property if he can’t get a
demolition permit. MCNA and PRC help would help market to the general
public
or the owners could sell to Road Home. Winston Reid of Code Enforcement
has
vowed to get the house gutted for the owner. A decision was deferred
until
April 16 to allow time for everyone to work together towards an
amicable
solution and for Code Enforcement and the PRC to visit the site
together. If
you would be interested in purchasing this property, please contact
Sarah
Bonnette at 504-636-3047 or HYPERLINK
“mailto:sbonnette@prcno.org”sbonnette@prcno.org.

120 Winthrop Place – APPROVED. Owner Lois Spaulding appeared and
presented
plans for the house she plans to build to replace her Gentilly home,
which
flooded and would have to be raised before renovating. Because the
house was
of little architectural or historic merit, its condition and the plans
tendered by the owner, the request for a permit to demolish was
approved.

6415 Nina St.: APPROVED. Sue Taylor of New Orleans Demolition Services
appeared. The subject Lower Ninth Ward property flooded to the roofline
in
the hurricane. Due to the condition of the property and its lack of
architectural merit, the demolition was approved.

1513 Jourdan Ave.: APPROVED. Sue Taylor of New Orleans Demolition
Services
appeared. The subject Lower Ninth Ward property flooded to the roofline
in
the hurricane. Due to the condition of the property and its lack of
architectural merit

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Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use for Squandered Heritage. For her work with television reporter Lee Zurik exposing widespread misuse of city recovery funds — which led to guilty pleas in federal court — Gadbois won some of the highest honors in journalism, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.