FEMA has determined that the proposed demolition of the Club Desire building will result in an Adverse Effect to Historic Properties.
FEMA is requesting your aid in identifying alternatives to demolition. Do you have any specific practical proposals or information on feasible alternatives to demolition? Please provide this information to FEMA by August 17, 2015. Proposals should include a source of funding for stabilization and/or repairs and the timeframe required to accomplish these actions.
FEMA will take these proposals and provide them to the City of New Orleans for their consideration. The City shall use this information in its consideration of alternatives to demolition for these properties.
Comments can be posted at: http://www.crt.state.la.us/culturalassets/fema106/ (this web site)
Or mailed to:
FEMA Mail Center/Historic Preservation
1500 Main Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Post your comments soon - all comments must be posted or postmarked by August 17, 2015.
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, 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.
2Historic properties are either listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
3FEMA is required to follow the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (NEPA regulations, 43 FR 55978 ) that provide policy and procedures to enable FEMA officials to be informed of and take into account environmental considerations when authorizing or approving major FEMA actions that may significantly affect the environment of the United States. It is the intent of NEPA that federal agencies encourage and facilitate public involvement to the extent practicable in decisions that may affect the quality of the environment. More information on NEPA and FEMA's Alternative Arrangements process can be found on FEMA's web page at: https://www.fema.gov/new-orleans-metropolitan-area-infrastructure-projects-6