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4403-05 Fontainebleau Drive, Broadmoor/Fontainebleau, 14th Ward

FEMA Section 106
Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of Privately-Owned Residential Buildings Proposed for Demolition in Orleans Parish, Louisiana – Non-Collapsed Buildings Seeking Comment

4403-05 Fontainebleau Drive

4403-05 Fontainebleau Drive

This impressive two-story double in Fontainebleau has some foundation problems and looks like it’s been in a state of “deferred maintenance” for some time. Apparently the owner is really anxious to have it torn down judging from the signs posted all over the property. One passerby who stopped to chat said she thought the signs were just a scare tactic and that the house looks perfectly lovely and salvageable to her.

Address: 4403 Fontainebleau Dr
Owner: Barbara Larocca
Tax Bill: 614357009
Property Description: Sq 189 Lot Y Fontainebleau And S Lopez 60X102/100 4403-05 Font Dr Du-2 Sty-W File #75499 3/97 Doni
Planning District: Uptown and Carrollton
Flood Zone: A8
Damage Assessment
Estimated Flood Depth: 7.5
Flood Duration (days): 11
Damage Report: 56.49%

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  • natural

    This place has been leaning to the right for as long as I can remember (at least ten years), and it has not been abandoned for that long.

    What’s odd is that there’s a letter from the City on the front porch from August acknowledging the receipt of a demo permit request, but there’s no corresponding demo permit shown on velocityhall.com.

    Do these Section 106 review houses require a demo permit from the city?

  • This week we hope to be able to clarify these questions. There are multiple avenues to a demo permit. And it looks like this house is trying for a FEMA demolition, which if I understand correctly are paid for by the U.S. Government.

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  • We are learning as we are going. There seems to be some conflict in regards to the HCDRC process AFTER the FEMA process.

    Since those of us who took the chance and rebuilt did so with limited support, if any. It does not seem unreasonable to suggest that ALL properties are given an open public hearing rather than an on line comment form that FEMA offers.