Squandered Heritage Vintage

The RSD,Parsons Corp and Concordia

Strange Bedfellows

What is going on?

Looks like they want to demolish this one…

according to City Business

and more links and another link

Also “Mid City is pissed about Moris F.X. Jeff

and last but not least a link to one of the Contractors on the Master Plan Shock and Awe anyone?

The report serves as the latest indictment of Parsons Corp., the U.S. construction giant that was awarded about $1 billion for a variety of reconstruction projects across Iraq. After chronicling previous Parsons failures to properly build health clinics, prisons and hospitals, Bowen said he now plans to conduct an audit of every Parsons project.

So feel free to come here to New Orleans and screw up

Meanwhile in Jefferson

In contrast to tentative state plans to close approximately 60 of the existing 129 New Orleans school facilities, Jefferson Parish School board President Etta Licciardi went on the record opposing any school closures in Jefferson Parish–despite the fact that several schools are at less than 50% capacity. School closures before residents have an opportunity to return would carry serious political and community implications, according to Licciardi. “We can’t close schools based on today’s enrollment, because it will increase,” Licciardi said.

Are we trying to limit the ability of the City to continue to grow?

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About Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use for Squandered Heritage. For her work with television reporter Lee Zurik exposing widespread misuse of city recovery funds — which led to guilty pleas in federal court — Gadbois won some of the highest honors in journalism, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.

  • No, just trying to limit the ability of Certain Brains to continue to grow.

  • e

    Here we go!

  • The question would be who has done the status reports of the buildings? Those reports should be readily avaliable.

  • e

    “deemed by FEMA to be 51 percent damaged”

  • Amy

    My son attended Arthur Ashe in Spring 2007 when it was the temporary home of City Park Academy. So either the building was good enough to host a K-8 school for a year or they placed the children in danger. Which is it?

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