Here are the first 50 of the 300 houses going through 106 review before they are eligible to be demolished.

The neighborhoods where these houses are located are


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Carrollton aka Northwest Carrollton

2500 Joliet

Edgewood Park

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and Broadmoor

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You are encouraged to leave comments at this site as well as “view the full list”:

Some of these properties may not end up being demolished but assume the worst.

I am having a lot of trouble with the comments on this site. If you have left a comment and do not see it then most likely I can not access the moderation panel. I am digging some of them out of the Spam folder.


This e mail just went out to from one of our Squandered Heritage readers.

To whom it may concern:

After a careful inspection of all properties (#s 1-50) in batch 1,

In my professional opinion, the only properties which should be permitted to be demolished are the following:

7816 PANOLA ST – Property is structurally deficient
2465 GLADIOLUS ST – Although repairable, property is non-conforming to the neighborhood streetscape
2554 VERBENA ST – Property is serious disrepair and the integrity of the structure has been compromised

All other properties should not be demolished. Each of these properties is integral to the streetscape of the neighborhoods and should not be torn down. The 47 properties are able to be rehabilitated with minimum effort and require no major structural improvements to facilitate occupancy. I am STRONGLY against demolishing these properties, as although the majority have not been renovated since Katrina, there is no reason they should be precluded from being renovated and rehabilitated.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanking you in advance, I am

Z. Dieterich

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...