In Which the Knives Come Out . . . .

In which the Neighborhood Knives Come Out And we begin to wonder What Job Does City Planning Think it is Doing? The kind of New Orleans fans who populate many of our neighborhood associations say they revere the city’s architectural difference and legacy. On a good day, I even believe them. They see character and quality that differentiate New Orleans Continue reading In Which the Knives Come Out . . . .

The Straitjacket

I watched hearings on a few new construction projects at the Architectural Review Committee of the HDLC yesterday – a reminder and another example of how New Orleans is hobbled by the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. You can often hear grumbling at City Council or City Planning that the combo of the Master Plan and the CZO were supposed to eliminate Continue reading The Straitjacket