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Footprint 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.

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So the questions remain, is this the done deal they say it is or will the lack of funds torpedo the LSU component.


Will we see the cultural institutions such as the Deutsches House destroyed as well as a number of significant homes occupied by, you know ..people.

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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

LSU/VA Medical Complex:

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

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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.

  • Lerah Allen

    Money would be saved and it would take less time for a total renovation of Charity!
    Shame on LSU and Jindal.

  • Billygoat Park

    Please attend the VCPORA meeting. There is far more at stake than just Deutches Haus.

    What is happening in Lower MidCity can happen ANYWHERE. As federal, state and local taxpayers, each of us is funding this expropriation as recovery monies and public funds are utilized for demolition and exporpriation.

    Many significant questions remain unanswered.

    Was any other potential hospital site saddled with a building permit ban a year before official site selection?

    Were public funds committed to site acquisition for any of the other potential hospital locations prior to the announced site selection or was this the only one?

    Were residents of any other potential hospital/biomedical location subjected to psychological manipulation such as the discussion of relocation and compensation months prior to official site selection?

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