The 600 block of Mandeville Street was well-represented at the Size Matters Rally at Siberia on St Claude Avenue last night, as can be evidenced in this photo.
Residents of the Marigny are in the latest fight for their neighborhood’s survival as plans for building a high rise condominium — clearly against historic preservation laws, but mysteriously receiving a waiver — becomes perilously close to reality. Please visit http://sizematters.info for more information.
If you have any desire to preserve the historic qualities of the Faubourg Marigny and other New Orleans neighborhoods like it (because, beleive me, this will be a slippery slope type situation if it manages to slither past existing preservation regulations), please take the time to sign this petition now. And please pass it on, or repost this blog post at will. You don’t have to be a resident of the Marigny, or even of New Orleans, to sign!
If you do happen to live in New Orleans, please consider attenting the following hearings to show your support and let your voice be heard:
– THIS FRIDAY! August 10, 9:30 AM. HDLC Meeting in City Council Chambers at City Hall
– August 23, 11 AM. This is the big one! The City Council will hear the residents’ appeal of the terrible decision made by the City Planning Commission. If we lose this one, then the high rise will go up as planned, and you can be looking forward to similar battles in historic neighborhoods across the City of New Orleans. Don’t let this precedent be set!
Again, please consider signing the petition!
You do not have to live in New Orleans to sign, you only have to love New Orleans to sign!
Please feel free to pass this message on in any form that you choose… and thanks for listening.
Images copyright 2012 by Louis Maistros.
For more unusual New Orleans photography, please visit http://louismaistros.com