This weeks NCDC agenda contains an application to demolish “The Annunciation Church”:


My guess is they want to demolish the Church along with the rectory and meeting hall to build senior housing. Which in and of itself may be a needed service, but with the abundance of vacant lots in the City it would seem a creative land swap might satisfy the space need.


After the flood of 2005 the Archdiocese seemed to get out of the business of serving communities and “entered the housing market.”:

Many of us who live work or attend one of the many Churches which dot the City has been worried about what may happen to these significant buildings. I know when I purchased my home it was, in part because of the church which is located across the street from me.


Riding out to see this property today I was thinking about what kind of reaction there would be in my neighborhood if they proposed to tear down my neighborhood church.

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It is time for the Archdiocese to come out and talk about the plans for the future and the future of it’s assets.

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...