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City Hall increasing the frequency of its administrative hearings on zoning violations

The owner of this home on Fontainebleau Street has been cited for improperly paving the front lawn.

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The owner of this home on Fontainebleau Street has been cited for improperly paving the front lawn.

Hey all you zoning zealots: The administrative hearings at City Hall for zoning violations have now been stepped up to about twice a month.

The next hearing is Wednesday on the seventh floor of City Hall.

One front-yard paving case will be heard regarding the property at 4125 Fontainebleau St., where a renovation just finished up.

Permits are not required for paving so the property owner may not have realized he was violating zoning code.

Also on the agenda are two Little Tokyo restaurants, at 310 N. Carrollton Ave. and 1340 S. Carrollton Ave. Signage is the issue for both of them, specifically scrolling LED signs which are not allowed in an overlay district. The hearings begin at 9 am and are open to the public.

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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. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led to guilty pleas in federal court. Her work attracted some of journalism's highest honors, 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.

  • TimGNO

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