Category archives for: BlightStat Meetings

THE CRAVING FOR PUBLIC SQUARES

sent in by Keith Hardie Here is an essay by Michael Kimmelman about the importance of public squares from the April, 2016 issue of the New York Review of Books. A good read, and something urban planners should keep in mind: every neighborhood should have a public square, now more than ever. Building a great [...]

Help Feed New Orleanians – Buy Capstone Honey at Terranova’s

HELP FEED NEW ORLEANIANS CAPSTONE is a non-profit in the Lower 9th Ward. Capstone is a small non profit that has taken previously blighted or vacant lots in the Lower Ninth Ward and developed them into productive gardens and orchards. Located in part of a food desert, Capstone grows and provides food at no cost [...]

Charlie’s Neighborhood News

Charlie’s Neighborhood News Your neighborhood news source Would you like to know what is happening in and around Faubourg St. John? Mid-City? Parkview? Desaix? Treme? Are you interested in architecture, art, music, or historic preservation? Sign up for Charlie’s Neighborhood News and get news about what’s happening sent personally to your inbox. Subscribe to Charlie's [...]

Optimizing Blight Strategies

New Orleanians are rightfully concerned about blighted properties. Although blight has declined substantially since 2008 thanks to billions of federal housing dollars, New Orleans still has 43,755 blighted homes or empty lots. This 2010 report includes a review of economic and housing trends that are effecting blight, a broad set of principles to help guide [...]

Blight Reduction Strategy

New Orleans’ Winning Strategy in the War on Blight A city with one of the nation’s worst blight problems is now considered a national leader in reducing vacant and dilapidated properties. by Charles Chieppo | March 18, 2014 Few urban problems are more insidious than blight. Vacant or dilapidated properties suppress property values, threaten public [...]

What’s Wrong with This Picture?

courtesy the Urban Conservancy What’s Wrong with This Picture?  A Public Forum on Yard Paving Excessive paving in the required front and corner lot side yard areas, as well as public green spaces between sidewalk and street, is a growing concern in New Orleans. It can negatively impact property values, public safety and area drainage [...]

What's Wrong with This Picture?

courtesy the Urban Conservancy What’s Wrong with This Picture?  A Public Forum on Yard Paving Excessive paving in the required front and corner lot side yard areas, as well as public green spaces between sidewalk and street, is a growing concern in New Orleans. It can negatively impact property values, public safety and area drainage [...]

CITY AUCTION PRODUCES MIXED RESULTS

$368,000 for 200 North Alexander to bidder #5. A well-known Faubourg St. John resident who lives on the bayou and a man from Chicago were rumored to be the back-n-forth bidders. $280,000 for the Laurel Street Firehouse by bidder #21. No bids were received for the other 4 properties in today’s City auction. Buy this [...]

BlightStat Revisited

by Charlie London I took a new job about six months ago that no longer allows me to attend the BlightStat meetings on a regular basis as I once did. It was great to see the movers-and-shakers again today that keep fighting blight in our city. The folks pictured above are the unsung heroes that, [...]

Construction Celebration

click on the announcement for a larger view Tuesday | March 5th Meet under the big dome on the bayou –> Holy Rosary cafeteria at 3368 Moss Street in beautiful Faubourg St. John *** Barriere Construction Company will begin the Esplanade repaving project on March 6th. One lane of traffic will remain open on each [...]

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