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1560 Henry Clay

UPDATE CITY COUNCIL DENIED THE REQUEST TO DEMOLISH

This property was denied demolition at the HCDRC level. They are now going to City Council to appeal. It will be heard Thursday Oct 31, 2007

1560 Henry Clay

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  • Why do they want to demolish?

  • To build a larger home.

  • Matt

    The demo permit for this place starts with,

    “DEMOLISH HURRICANE DAMAGED SINGLE TO GRADE AS PER OWNER’S REQUEST.”

    The city’s damage estimate wizard shows the hurricane damage percentage for this house to be:

    0%

    In fact, almost every house on Henry Clay has a damage percentage of zero or just below 1%, including the entire 1500 block.

  • martha allen

    first, a picture of the wrong house, a beautiful yellow victorian, was placed on this website, marked with our address, and left for weeks as such. second, i don’t know where karen gadbois gets her info, but i, the owner, have never voiced a desire to build a larger house. in fact, we want to build a smaller one. i have spent the last 15 years of my life renovating an historic home in the lower garden district. third, we have never claimed that the home was damaged by any hurricane. i would very much like to know from where this misinformation is coming.

  • Case / Application / Permit Number 07BLD-07691
    Type / Classification Permits
    Residential
    Single (One-Family Unit) / Demolition
    Address 1560 HENRY CLAY
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70118
    Parcel Number 615205111-0000
    File Date 7/19/2007
    Status Permit Issuance Pending
    Status Date 7/19/2007
    Valuation $0.00
    Fees $160.00
    Payments $0.00
    Balance $160.00
    Description DEMOLISH HURRICANE DAMAGED SINGLE TO GRADE AS PER OWNER’S REQUEST. A LICENSED PLUMBER MUST SECURE A SEPARATE PERMIT FROM THE SEWERAGE AND WATER BOARD TO CAP OFF SEWER LINES AND REMOVE WATER METERS PRIOR TO DEMOLITION. ANY FURTHER USE SHALL REQUIRE A SEPARATE PERMIT. ALSO, REMOVAL OF 2-SEPARATE SHED STRUCTURES AS PER SKETCH.