Two of seven properties that would be razed to make room for a CVS pharmacy. Credit: Karen Gadbois / The Lens

Permits to demolish seven structures at the corner of Elysian Fields and Claiborne avenues to make way for a new CVS pharmacy have been filed; a hearing before the Neighborhood Conservation District Commission is slated for Monday.

CVS had earlier proposed locating the branch in a new building on St. Claude Avenue in the Marigny neighborhood. That idea met with substantial neighborhood resistance to the “big box” development and the number of structures that would have to be demolished to accommodate a store of that size.

The new plan would put the building on the North Derbigny side of Claiborne. A gas station would be razed to make room for parking. Other structures targeted for demolition include a car wash, a funeral home, two residential structures and several modular metal structures.

The CVS paperwork and other applications that will be addressed at the meeting are available online.

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...