Squandered Heritage

Concrete lawn gets grass, but illegal driveway remains

One step forward, another step back.

Back in September, The Lens wrote about the unpermitted paving at this house on Burdette Street in Carrollton after reader Kurt Buchert submitted a photo.

It appears the owner has mitigated the sea of concrete in the front yard by replacing some of it with grass, as shown by another photo sent in by Buchert.

But the photo also shows two curb cuts where there once was just one, as visible in this Google Maps photo.

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According to Kambium Buckner, communications manager for the city of New Orleans, the Department of Public Works “has no record of a curb cut permit.” He said the city would send the property owner an illegal driveway letter.

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  • Marcus Brown

    These illegal paving jobs need to stop. Concrete front yards look awful and are bad for drainage. Please make this homeowner and others who do this pull them up and lay sod and landscaping. The city needs to hit these people in the pocket book until they correct their yards.