Demo of the Day

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Over the last few weeks the slippery eel has been hard at work demolishing properties that for some reason have escaped HCDRC review.

Here is the demo of the day in MidCity.

4037 Banks

While the residents of the City have encouraged active reinvestment in the City, the City itself has encouraged, promoted and provided the means to create active dis-investment.

That house on your block that could have been easily repaired?

8525 Apricot Street

Viola!

A soon to be garbage filled lot. Drive by, check it out. Filled with crap.

8525 Apricot Street

That adorable double that could have provided housing?

4144 Bienville

BOOM

The house is in the landfill and the vacant lot, a new illegal landfill site.

4144 Bienville St

Just a short drive a way..we have a cute little corner building ready to be renovated and serve the public. Add some value to the Neighborhood.

2837
Bienville

Oh no..it is gone

2837 Bienville Restaurant

Thanks for the photo Editor B
In the meantime these properties owned by HANO are left standing.

Brace yourself

1436 Caffin Ave HANO Blight

While they continue to try and demolish these. Cause you know what kind of people lived there, don’t you? It’s true!

Lafitte

What we have here is a fetish

High density and concentrated poverty is the problem. If we just reduce the number of units by redeveloping them, spreading them out, and building mixed income or mixed use buildings we can revitalize these communities.
This statement illustrates what social scientists call a spatial fetish. A spatial fetish is a theory or belief that claims poverty, crime, delinquency, or other social ills are caused by poor urban planning, residential density and crowding, or general urban environment. It is a fetish because it draws attention away from the real causes of poverty. It is appealing because it proposes simple solutions that involve mostly the redevelopment of urban space without the need to address issues of racism or social justice.

Thanks Dedra

Maybe stick some FEMA trailers on those lots.

So here we are letting market forces do the job, and right now the market force is demolition. Let’s face it, it is easy..not cheap, so a fair number of folks are making a nice profit off it. And it sounds like progress to our Mayor. But it sounds like, looks like and feels like despair to those of us who do not live on Park Island

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