Just like that your neighborhood becomes a footprint, an outline, lower Mid City is about to become a shovel ready for the LSU VA complex.

So the questions remain, is this the done deal they say it is or will the “lack of funds torpedo”:http://www.wwltv.com/local/stories/wwl010709mlcharity.33db7a5.html the LSU component.

Will we see the cultural institutions such as the “Deutsches House”:http://www.deutscheshaus.org/ destroyed as well as a number of significant homes occupied by, you know ..people.

The lack of information and empathy show the residents of Lower Mid city should alarm all New Orleanians.

Please attend this event sponsored by “VCPORA”:www.vcpora.org

LSU/VA Medical Complex:
IS IT REALLY
A DONE DEAL?

Over 70 acres of lower Mid-City cleared.
Over 200 historic buildings demolished.
Over 1,000,000 square feet of downtown buildings abandoned.

Come hear why one of the biggest economic development projects proposed for the city is also one of the most
controversial, and learn about the issues, the alternatives, and why this matters to every New Orleans neighborhood.

Wednesday, January 21
Bourbon Orleans Hotel 717 Orleans St.
6:00 to 6:30 reception 6:30 to 8:00 presentation

Speakers include:

Bill Borah, attorney and author
Walter Gallas, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Sandra Stokes, Foundation for Historical Louisiana
Bobbi Rogers, Lower Mid-City Resident

Sponsored by:
Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates
Foundation for Historical Louisiana
National Trust for Historic Preservation

and “sign”:http://my.preservationnation.org/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=8600&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&autologin=true this petition.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...