NORA http://wwno.org en For $250, Turn A Vacant Lot Into An Urban Farm http://wwno.org/post/250-turn-vacant-lot-urban-farm <p>The <a href="http://www.noraworks.org/">New Orleans Redevelopment Authority</a> kicks off its latest community development initiative today — the new “Growing Green” project to spruce up the city’s vacant lots.<br />&nbsp;<br />For $250 a year, anyone can apply to lease a vacant lot and turn it into a community garden or green space, under NORA’s&nbsp; “Growing Green” program. There are about 2,500 unused and empty lots around the city. &nbsp;<br /> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:33:57 +0000 Janaya Williams 61235 at http://wwno.org Once A House, Now A Parking Lot: But No Zoning Change? http://wwno.org/post/once-house-now-parking-lot-no-zoning-change <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority still holds many properties that owners ceded to government control through the Road Home program after Hurricane Katrina. Many of those were sold to neighbors who lived next door. Others were auctioned.</span></p><p>But some Road Home residential lots have been taken over by the business next door. A change in property use, from a residence to a business, is supposed to come with an official zoning process.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:59:47 +0000 Eve Troeh & Karen Gadbois 37811 at http://wwno.org Growing Home Helps New Orleans Invest Millions to Landscape Vacant Land http://wwno.org/post/growing-home-helps-new-orleans-invest-millions-landscape-vacant-land <p></p><p>You see it in your neighborhood or on your way to work: an abandoned house or empty lot — a small piece of New Orleans which once belonged to someone, but now, is sagging or overgrown or both.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:41:07 +0000 Eve Abrams 26752 at http://wwno.org