Three years ago, the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority created a program called Near Miss, which opened the door for non-residential property owners to buy Road Home lots. So far, 59 properties have been acquired. But the City Council never approved the program, and most of those properties have not been zoned for commercial use.
About $440 raised so far; $2,999,500 million to go.
Illegally paved yards, short-term rentals and demolition by neglect draw One Stop Shop scrutiny; Spotted Cat gets go-ahead.
The city's focus on blight means no hearings have been held to deal with code violations such as illegal short-term rentals and front-yard paving.
What if a Pizza Hut went up at that abandoned gas station in the Quarter?
In an era when highways and “urban renewal” were ripping cities apart, Section 106 was a tool useful to local preservationists and as a way to force federal agencies to stop destroying irreplaceable remnants of American history.
Neighborhood leader says the parking that would come with the courts would destroy the bayou's beauty.
Legislature to consider room tax, perhaps 1.5 percent, to benefit organizations marketing the city.
Hotels are part of two proposals. Two envision tourist attractions: a "Sky Wheel" or "Tricentennial Tower."
According to a document obtained by The Lens, the shuttered, 33-story World Trade Center would be demolished, and a towering sculpture and a park – meant to become a tourism icon for the city of New Orleans — would be built in its place at the foot of Canal Street.