Demolition Review & Update

Demolitions continue in this city at a rapid pace. Some are necessary — deemed a public health hazard or in imminent danger of collapse. Others face the bulldozer because the land they reside on is considered more valuable than the existing structure, or is needed for a different use. The mission of the PRC is to protect and preserve the City’s historic fabric, so we regularly monitor all demolition proposals in efforts to identify those structures that can be saved and rehabilitated. Sadly, demolition approvals are rarely denied to applicants wishing to remove problematic properties. However, advocacy efforts have shown that convincing some property owners of alternatives to demolition can be successful.

In New Orleans, five city agencies are charged with reviewing demolition applications. In local historic districts, the Historic Districts Landmarks Commission (HDLC), the Vieux Carre Commission (VCC), and the Central Business District HDLC decide the fate of structures within their boundaries. The Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee (NCDAC) makes recommendations to the City Council for demolition proposals in their boundaries. The NCDAC boundaries cover the historic areas that connect these locally protected districts and the remaining National Register Historic Districts that have not been locally recognized. All are considered in open hearings, giving the public an opportunity to voice its concerns.

If you are interested in these advocacy efforts, please contact Erin Holmes, PRC Advocacy Coordinator.

Councilmember Susan Guidry, regarding to her assistance with saving the Jeannette St. and State St. properties:

“Each time we find alternatives to the unnecessary demolition of a historic property marks another victory in the collective battle to preserve our extensive architectural legacy and maintain the character of our historic neighborhoods.  It is so pleasing to be able to play a role in what many times becomes a preservation success story.”

 

April – September 2016

Approved for Demolition or done without permit- 113

Withdrawn/Denied – 9

Pending – 10

Uptown Neighborhoods

1422 Gen. Pershing St. – Approved

1443 Calhoun St. – Approved

1530 Jefferson Ave. – Approved

2321 State St. – Withdrawn

2500 Louisiana Ave. – Approved

2615 Robert St. – Approved

328 Octavia St. – Approved

3701 Constance St. – Approved

3720 Laurel St. – Approved

3819 Camp St. – Approved

3820 Laurel St. – Approved

3987 Tchoupitoulas St. – Approved

404 Webster St. – Approved

4132 Magazine St. – Approved

4712 Magazine St. – Approved

4820 Coliseum St. – Approved

531 Lyons St. – Approved

5710 Patton St. – Partial -Approved

5832 Magnolia St. – Withdrawn

7049 Magazine St. – Approved

726 Jefferson Ave. – Withdrawn

734 Jefferson Ave. – Withdrawn

838 Valence St. – Partial-After the Fact

2034-36 Octavia St. – Pending

1017 Austerlitz St. – After the Fact Demo

Carrollton Neighborhoods

1407 Broadway Ave. – Pending

1628 Gen. Ogden St. – Approved

8608 Spruce St. – Approved

8715 Willow St. – Partial -Approved

7455 Hurst St. – Approved

Central City

2725-27 Jackson Ave. – Withdrawn

2112-14 O.C. Haley Blvd. – Withdrawn

2215 Rev. John Raphael Way – Approved

2223-25 St. Andrew St. – Approved

2233 Harmony St. – Approved

2318-20 Seminole Place – Approved

2509-11 Jackson Ave. – Approved

2510 S. Miro St. – Approved

2612-14 St. Andrew St. – Approved

2838 Third St. – Approved

3025 Second St. – Pending

3403 Washington Ave. – Approved

3901-03 Martin L. King Blvd – Approved

4227 Erato St. – Approved

1818 Carondelet St. – After the Fact Demo

Hollygrove, Dixon & Gert Town

2735 Hamilton Ave. – Approved

7114 Palm St. – Approved

8706-07 Pritchard Pl. – Approved

8926 Forshey St. – Approved

9020 Colapissa St. – Approved

9221 Apricot St. – Approved

3111 Hamilton St. – Approved

3839 Leonidas St. – Approved

9013 Peach St. – Approved

4031 Hollygrove St. – Approved

4238 Gen Ogden St. – Approved

9339 Stroelitz St. – Approved

1301 S. Telemachus St. – Approved

4650 Washington Ave. – Approved

5068 Ponchartrain Blvd. – Approved

Lower Ninth Ward & Holy Cross

1001 Lamanche St. – Approved

4908 Dauphine St. – Pending

1230 Delery St. – Approved

1415 Egania St. – Approved

1501-03 Benton St. – Approved

1505-07 Benton St. – Approved

1509-11 Benton St. – Approved

1513-15 Benton St. – Approved

1929 St. Maurice St. – Approved

2142 Reynes St. – Approved

2223 St. Maurice St. – Approved

2225 Caffin St. – Approved

2512 St. Maurice Ave – Approved

6013-15 N. Miro St. – Approved

2441 Tupelo St. – Approved

2230 Tupelo St. – Approved

6030 St. Claude Ave. – Approved

Mid-City & Tulane-Canal

1121 S. Dupre St. – Approved

205 David St. – Approved

2424 Tulane Ave. – Approved

2500-02 Palmyra St. – Approved

2501 Tulane Ave. – Approved

2722 Banks St. – Partial -Approved

4422 S. Carrollton Ave. – Partial-Approved

500 S. Lopez St. – Partial -Approved

613 David St. – Approved

2537 Tulane Ave. – Approved

Faubourg Marigny & St. Roch

2940 Royal St. – Approved

2941 Royal St. – Approved

803 Spain St.,2443-47-49

Dauphine St. – Pending

1516 Arts St. – Approved

1303 Music St. – Approved

1631 Marigny St. – Approved

2221 N. Miro St. – After the Fact Demo

2258-60 N Galvez St. – Approved

Treme & Lafitte

1425 Laharpe St. – Pending

1708 Laharpe St. – Withdrawn

1802 St. Philip St. – Approved

1937 Orleans Ave. – Approved

2009 Orleans Ave – Approved

941-43 N. Claibore Ave. – Approved

2217 Bienville St. – Partial -Approved

1623 N. Johnson St. – Pending

2316 Conti St. – Approved

2500 Barracks St. – Approved

Upper Ninth Ward

1205 Bartholomew St. – Approved

1716 Louisa St. – Approved

2017 Bartholomew St. – Approved

2028 Mazant St. – Approved

4401 N. Robertson St. – Approved

2333 Clouet St. – Approved

3925 Burgundy St. – Pending

2829 Laussat Pl. – Approved

3130 Laussat Pl. – Approved

1728 Feliciana St. – Pending

Freret & Broadmoor

2528 Upperline St. – Partial-After the Fact

3301 S. Claiborne Ave. – Approved

2034-36 Octavia St. – Approved

2139 Peniston St. – Approved

3442 Magnolia St. – Approved

Algiers

1033 Belleville St. – Approved

1101 Teche St. – Approved

Seventh Ward, Fair Grounds & Gentilly

3502 Roger Williams St. – Approved

2415 Dreux Ave. – Approved

1824 Agriculture St. – Approved

1851 Hope St. – Approved

1925-27 Aubry St. – Denied

2516 Aubry St. – After the Fact Demo

Garden District

1715 Washington Ave. – Withdrawn

3419-21 Carondelet St. – Pending

2126 Tupelo St. – Approved