In a blow to housing preservation efforts, the nonprofit owners of a home that was moved from the new Veteran’s Affairs Hospital site to Treme recently asked for permission to demolish the historic house. The city spent $35,000 to move the house and donated it to Providence Community Housing.
By Karen Gadbois, The Lens staff reporter |
Patrons, neighbors and employees of Bacchanal, the ultra-hip Bywater nightspot, turned out in force for this week’s meeting of the Board of Zoning Adjustment. Bacchanal, at the corner of Poland Avenue and Chartres Street, an area zoned for light industry, has been in business for over 10 years, growing from wine shop with light food offerings, to a full-tilt food and wine establishment with live music on the back patio.
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By Karen Gadbois, The Lens opinion writer |
It’s no longer just those fussbudget New Orleans preservationists who are concerned. A federal agency has weighed in on the treatment of old houses being moved to make way for the giant LSU/VA medical complex.
By Karen Gadbois, The Lens staff writer |
Hoffman Triangle residents thought they were getting a handle on the blight problem that has gripped their community since Hurricane Katrina. A small neighborhood wedged between Broadmoor and Central City, the Triangle went deeply under water after the levees failed. As a recovery strategy, residents formed a neighborhood association, pitched in on clean-up drives and have been working steadily to increase home ownership and rid the community of blight.
By Ariella Cohen, The Lens staff writer |
Neither the Landrieu administration nor preservationists followed up to save houses featured in ads for the HBO television show “Treme,” series executive producer David Simon wrote in a letter released this afternoon. The five houses that grace the cover of the recently released first-season DVD set were demolished earlier today.