Squandered Heritage Vintage

2525 Delachaise Street (Milan Neighborhood)

Housing Conservation District Review Committee
10 a.m. May 29, 2007
Room 7E07, 7th Floor, City Hall


2525 Delachaise St. — Applicant City of New Orleans Housing Unit Demolition
Task Force has applied for owner Wilfred Francois to demolish this altered
camelback shotgun to be replaced with a single-family residence of no
specific design or type (no redevelopment plans submitted with the
application) .

2525 Delachaise St

Address:2525 Delachaise St
Owner:Wilfred Francois
Tax Bill:614330117
Property Description:Sq 595 Lot Q Delachaise 30X64 S-C/B File #52433
Planning District:Central City/Garden District
Flood Zone:A1
Damage Assessment
Estimated Flood Depth:3.5
Flood Duration (days):11
Damage Report:Unavailable

This house was on a previous HCDRC agenda back on January 22, the weird thing is that the house was approved for demolition way back then and it is on the agenda again for May 29. My guess is that after the owners got the approval to demolish the house; they wanted a free city demolition. When the city got the request to demolish it from the owners, the owners obviously did not tell the city they had gotten a demolition approval from the HCDRC. The city could also be putting all houses and lots on the HCDRC agenda and does not take into account the previous history and city processes the house has gone through (some houses have been demolished and are on the HCDRC agenda but that is a whole other story). Anyway, the point is someone at city hall does not know what he or she is doing.

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  • “the point is someone at city hall does not know what he or she is doing”

    Does ANYONE at City Hall know what they are doing?