Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tick Tick Tick Tick

Those pushing to demolish Lower Mid City as part of the LSU/VA redevelopment project would have you believe it's a done deal: that there is no reopening Charity, that there is no stopping the razing of an historic residential neighborhood.

It's not so difficult to postulate as to why hammering through this redevelopment scheme has become so important to some state and local officials. Certainly many people have worked extremely hard to get it done. Some of the more public players have staked their reputations on the deal.

But is it in the public's interest? And is it inevitable?

VCPORA has put together a panel for tonight at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel to consider the issues at hand. Lolis Eric Elie's column from last week discusses tonight's forums and fills in some of the background.

Details here.

717 Orleans St.

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM.

Speakers:

Bill Borah, attorney and author

Walter Gallas, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Sandra Stokes, Foundation for Historical Louisiana
Bobbi Rogers, Lower Mid-City Resident

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