Dear VCPORA members and friends,
Many thanks to those of you who attended the February 26 community meeting to discuss the proposed multi-unit residential building at 1137 Esplanade. We had over 200 residents from the French Quarter, Treme, and Marigny in the audience that evening, all of whom care deeply about this prominent corner that affects all three neighborhoods.
Following that meeting, the presidents of VCPORA, French Quarter Citizens, and Historic Faubourg Treme Association met to discuss the outcome of the meeting, and wrote a joint letter to HRI, the developer of the proposed project, which summarizes the concerns expressed by residents. A copy of that letter is below. (The Esplanade Ridge/Treme Civic Assocation also signed the letter.) We believe that by joining with other neighborhoods, our position is stronger, and we hope that HRI will be responsive to our concerns.
Also, this matter will come up at the next Historic District Landmarks Commission meeting. That meeting will be held this Friday, March 13
at City Hall in Council Chambers, and will begin at 9:30 a.m. HDLC regulates exterior appearance of buildings in historic districts, so anyone wishing to express their opinion of that aspect of the project is encouraged to attend.