Lens founder Karen Gadbois is taking a break from Squandered Heritage to focus on the business side of The Lens.
Space would let elementary campus move in temporary classrooms, which gives the charter school flexibility as main campus repairs get underway. The portable buildings also will allow the school to increase enrollment.
The city notified the building owner of the violations five years ago. The adjudication hearing is set for tomorrow. Fines could come to $500 a day.
A large, mixed-use complex will change the character of their neighborhood tucked along the river, residents say. The developer says she's not surprised people are wary, and they'll love the project once it's done.
Homeowners and businesses cited for breaking land-use rules will now face twice-a-month hearings. Next week's hearings include a paved yard and improper restaurant signs on Carrollton Avenue.
The zoning panel hears about safety issues and access for the handicapped, but the overarching reason for a lot of illegally paved yards is less often acknowledged: personal convenience at the expense of neighbors.
Disgraced former City Councilman Jon Johnson plans a return to the Council Chambers Thursday, though from the other side of the dais as he begs for special after-the-fact permission from his former colleagues to build a three-plex.
One member of the public objected, saying neighbors had just learned about the project. An engineering firm representative said project leaders would revise the site plan based on their input.
The previous plan, to put the pharmacy on St. Claude Avenue in Marigny, drew fierce neighborhood opposition.
The city's administrative hearings, in which owners appear to answer charges of improper zoning or permitting, will take a look at a Mid-City tree house (at left), and a nagging piece of blighted property near the St. Roch Market.