National Trust Critiques New Orleans Report

National Trust President Richard Moe Urges New Orleans Mayor to reconsider controversial rebuilding proposal suspending issuance of building permits.

The full letter from National Trust President Richard Moe to New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin can be downloaded via the link below. An excerpt:

"At the very least, I would urge that building permits be allowed in the city's nineteen National Register Historic Districts, which contain 38,000 historic structures. We have concluded that every single one of these historic districts can and should be rebuilt, and that the overwhelming majority of damaged structures within their boundaries can be repaired. These are the Creole cottages, shotgun houses and historic bungalows that constitute the heart and soul of New Orleans. These are the neighborhoods most important to the identity of New Orleans, and they must be allowed to lead the city's neighborhood recovery effort."

Full Story: National Trust President Richard Moe Urges New Orleans Mayor to Reconsider Controversial Rebuilding Proposal Suspending Issuance of Building Permits


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