The City of New Orleans has determined that thirteen residential buildings severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding are a threat to public health and safety and has requested that FEMA provide funds1 to demolish these privately-owned residential buildings that pose such a threat.
Federal regulations require FEMA, as the funding agency, to identify if any of the buildings proposed for demolition are historic (eligible for the National Register of Historic Places); to assess the effect the demolition will have on historic properties; and to seek ways to avoid, minimize, or mitigate any adverse effects.
FEMA seeks your input to determine if any of these thirteen buildings proposed for demolition by the City of New Orleans (listed below) are historic, or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Anyone who has specific, documented evidence of a property's association with historic events or people is encouraged to provide this information to FEMA by September 3, 2014.
Comments can be posted at: http://www.crt.state.la.us/culturalassets/fema106/
Or mailed to:
FEMA Mail Center/Historic Preservation
1500 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
All comments must be posted or postmarked by September 3, 2014
NOTE: This list has been compiled using the best information available; however the status of these buildings is continually evolving.
Properties Proposed for FEMA-Funded Demolition|
|1925 - 1927 Almonaster Ave||-90.04717588||29.97769315|
|2824 Milan St||-90.10111061||29.93890679|
|5626 N Tonti St||-90.0110919||29.97309644|
|1417 - 1419 Desire St||-90.03923314||29.97010888|
|2300 Gallier St||-90.03614704||29.97911707|
|2828 Franklin Ave||-90.04950961||29.987953|
|1842 Lesseps St||-90.03038118||29.97313221|
|2647 St Ann St||-90.08155005||29.97118849|
|1117 - 1119 S Genois St||-90.10590388||29.95985801|
|2543 - 2545 Robert E Lee Blvd||-90.05287155||30.02283645|
|1228 - 1230 Alabo St||-90.01286091||29.96205601|
|2423 - 2425 Pauger St||-90.06067045||29.97499207|
|6222 - 6224 Wainwright St||-90.06794157||30.02256514|
1The high winds and heavy rains of Hurricanes Katrina and the subsequent widespread flooding damaged many buildings in Orleans Parish, LA. In the aftermath of the hurricane, the FEMA is issuing this public notice as part of its responsibilities under the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's regulations, 36 CFR Part 800, implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (NHPA). This notice applies to activities carried out by the Public Assistance (PA) program implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C.§§5152-5206.