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3500 St. Claude Avenue (near the intersection of St. Claude Ave & Gallier Street) New Orleans, LA  70117



Listen Now!

The CZO is getting even more public attention --

listen to this radio spot that is airing on WWL and WBOK

Listen Now!

:60 radio commercial being aired by friends

who support the goals of the Riverfront Alliance.


The New Orleans Advocate: In wake of vote, city should keep discussing preservation.

“Historic preservation, while sometimes criticized as anti-development, is in a very real sense good “economic development.” In a city like New Orleans, with its numerous historic neighborhoods and distinctive culture, preservation represents genuine progress. It encourages contemporary uses of our historic buildings — and the tourism and tax dollars that follow.” READ MORE



Times Picayune: Critics of New Orleans' draft zoning laws repeat calls for changes


The New Orleans Advocate: Neighborhood groups demand changes to proposed zoning law






“This arbitrary choice to support a developer was being used like a crowbar to pry away the existing zoning without due process.” By John Koeferl, Contributing opinion writer – www.thelensnola.org (12.18.14) 

The Lens: Ripping the fabric of a neighborhood — and, with it, the spirit of democracy (The Lens, December 8, 2014)



French Quarter groups sue city over public records access (The Advocate, December 17, 2014)



“For the record, I like Frenchmen Street and I support live music, which is part of our culture. But culture is an encompassing concept, and includes the contemplative as much as the celebratory. The one-size-fits-all approach of the proposed CZO fails to make allowances for the differing "character, conditions and needs of specific neighborhoods."  Letting every neighborhood restaurant operate like those on Frenchmen Street or - considering the complete lack of limitations in the new rule - allowing them even more latitude than the restaurants on Frenchmen Street, does a disservice to the diversity of our neighborhoods, turning them into just more fodder for the top-heavy tourism industry.  Every street can't be Frenchmen Street, and every restaurant in the City shouldn't be allowed to have live music and operate until 2 AM.”  

 Read Keith Hardie’s recent op-ed “Every Street Can’t Be Frenchmen Street”



A Trojan Horse in the CZO: Article 5 Puts Years of Planning at Risk,BGR describes the article on Planned Development Standards in the draft comprehensive zoning ordinance and the problems it poses. 

Read the article here: http://bgr.org/reports/a-trojan-horse-in-the-draft-czo/




Public Comments by Marigny & Bywater neighborhood residents following a City Planning Commission presentation of Draft CZO at the Colton School October 2013

Click on the names for the respective video clips

Rhonda Findley

Eugene Cizek, Ph.D.

Gretchen Bomboy

Rick Prince




FMIA met with Councilmember Kristen Gislesen Palmer on August 15, 2012 to discuss a proposed high-rise project (Elisio Lofts) in the Marigny.

Click here to see the FMIA's Powerpoint presentation