News from FMIA
Happy French Quarter Fest!
We still do not know when the CZO will be going to Council, and they will vote on allowing 75 and 100 foot buildings on the Lower Riverfront, in Marigny and Bywater. Our Elected Officials have given us NO indication whether they will support us. Here's the latest":
A Committee of the Whole- the entire City Council- will discuss the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance on Friday, 4/17 at 9:00 am. A Committee meeting means they will not be voting, but the Public is welcome to attend.
Historic Districts are the backbone of our economic and cultural economies. Visitors come to see the world famous character which is created from the convergence of our history, distinct architecture, and the multicultural influences on our food, music, and all forms of human expression created from them.
The Riverfront Overlay in its current form turbocharges the riverfront for the benefit of 2% of the people. The requirements to turbocharge the developments are not benefits to the community, but to the property.
Make your voice heard, enter comments (from above, or your own here:http://www.nolacitycouncil.com/resources/resources_czo.asp
We cannot do this without You; when the time comes, we ALL need to show up at City Hall- even if we have to take time off from work!
Thank-you to the Bike Easy Social Work Professor from SUNO, who teaches her students about protecting Historic Districts!
More Home Tour Volunteers needed for Sunday, May 17th, 1st shift- Noon to 2 p.m., 2nd shift- 2 to 4 p.m. Email Carolyn: email@example.com
And What about a Bake Sale? You don't have to actually bake, you know. Help provide refreshments in Washington Square Park for the Home Tour Attendees. Yes, you can just get something at the store. Any participation helps your neighborhood!
Sadly, the BAD NEWS, but you can help here too: Denis Vides Dominguez (Hispanic male, d.o.b. 12/29/87) is wanted for a simple burglary that occurred on March 11, 2015 in the 700 block of St. Roch under N.O.P.D. C-13801-15. Dominguez has an extensive arrest history for burglary. Dominguez has an unknown address and has been seen in the past in the Marigny/Bywater area. Dominguez is short, around 5'4" and has a thin build. He also has an alias of Vides Dominguez.If you have any information contact Detective Jerusha Carroll, New Orleans Police Department 8th District 504-658-6732
The Frenchmen Art Market
The Art Market will be hosting an additional space at 700 Frenchmen during Jazz Fest to accommodate all of the artists that want to do business during Jazz Fest.
The Bakerâ€™s Row Development (Hubigâ€™s Pie) will go in front of the City Planning Commission on April 14 to seek approval for a Conditional Use Permit for the new construction.
Desha Rhodes will be at the FMIA General Meeting on April 20 to discuss a millage of 2,5 mills on the May 2nd ballot. This millage would allow for increased operating days at all branches, as well as a reopening of the 7th Ward. Early voting will be held April 18-25.
St. Roch Market
Opened on Friday, April 10, and the merchants stay open for business until 11 p.m.
Next General Meeting
Monday, April 20, has an appeal for the Library Millage from the Alvar Library, then the Department of Public Works (Paving and Parking questions have already been submitted), and then Jon Smith, Executive Director of the French Market Corporation: Let's talk about Crescent Park, and please be able to tell him how much you are enjoying the Wednesday and Saturday Farmers Markets
It's that time of year again when buckmoth caterpillars are hatching in the branches of oak trees in our area. This season's late cold weather delayed the emergence of the caterpillars, but they are now fully hatched. This year, Parkway Partners has received calls from many residents reporting high levels of caterpillar activity in Lakeview, Mid-City, Broadmoor, and pockets of Uptown.
Our oak trees in New Orleans are the host plant for the buckmoth caterpillar. This means that buckmoth caterpillars can cause stress to the trees when feeding on their foliage. Additionally, as many of us know all too well, the caterpillars leave a nasty sting when touched by humans or pets.
Parkway Partners provides treatment services through our Save Our Trees program. These services include treatments for termites and buckmoth caterpillars as well as tree fertilization. We partner with a licensed company that uses city-approved treatment methods that do not harm people, plants, or pets.
We are still taking orders for buckmoth caterpillar treatment, so it is not too late to sign up! You can use the following link to sign up or call us at 504.620.2224 for more information.
Save Our Trees - Buckmoth caterpillar treatment services
Weekly Farmers Markets
Year-Round at the French Market:
Wednesdays Crescent City Market, 2 to 6 p.m.
Cooking Demo 2:30 p.m.
Live entertainment 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturdays at the Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cooking Demo, 11 a.m.
The City of New Orleans has launched an online application that displays current, completed, and future road construction projects. Located at roadwork.nola.gov, the website includes coordinated construction projects by the Cityâ€™s Department of Public Work (DPW), Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB), U.S. Army Corps of Engineersâ€™ Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA), and Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Residents can even type in their address to see construction projects scheduled on their block. The data will be updated on a monthly basis.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:15 pm
2509 Burgundy St.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Location: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2624 Burgundy Street
General Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with a pot luck followed by the meeting starting at 7:15 pm sharp.
Pot Luck Assignments: If your name begins with:
A â€“ E: : bread/pasta/rice
F â€“ M: dessert
N â€“ R: vegetable dish
S â€“ Z: a meat dish
Graffiti: Volunteer to head a Graffiti Abatement Committee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you want to be alerted to filming in your neighborhood, go to the Film New Orleans website, scroll down and enter your email in the Sign up for Filming Notification field.