Alex Vialou, FMIA President, Speaking Out Against Proposed High Rise Condo in the Marigny, Rally at Siberia, St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, August 8, 2012

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 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!

Mark your calendar…

– August 23, 11 AM. This is the big one! The City Council will hear the developer’s appeal against the wise decision of the HDLC (Historic District Landmarks Commission) NOT to approve the waivers required to build this monstrosity. If the appeal is granted by City Council, then the high rise will go up as planned, and you can look 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!

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