land use http://wwno.org en Residents Raise Questions About Uptown Streets Marked 'Private' http://wwno.org/post/residents-raise-questions-about-uptown-streets-marked-private <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Jack Hopke & Charles Maldonado 54283 at http://wwno.org Whole Foods Opens New Store, Geared To Lower Income Shoppers, In Mid-City http://wwno.org/post/whole-foods-opens-new-store-geared-lower-income-shoppers-mid-city <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 21px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">A new Whole Foods store opened in Mid-City on Tuesday, at Broad and </span>Bienville<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 21px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">. It’s the site of the former </span>Schwegmann’s<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 21px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;"> grocery, which has been vacant ever since Katrina.</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Kate Richardson 53382 at http://wwno.org The Lens: Two Groups Vie For Vacant ArtWorks Building http://wwno.org/post/lens-two-groups-vie-vacant-artworks-building <p>The ArtWorks building near Lee Circle is up for sale once again. The $25 million, 93,000-square-foot building was built as a creative space for artists, but closed its doors 2 years ago after having financial trouble. Now, two groups are bidding to purchase the space.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:46:59 +0000 Janaya Williams 48940 at http://wwno.org Voices From The WWNO Listening Post: Charity Hospital http://wwno.org/post/voices-wwno-listening-post-charity-hospital <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">The&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 17px; white-space: pre-wrap;">1939 </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">Charity Hospital building served the healthcare needs of generations of the city’s poor. However, its basement flooded during hurricane Katrina, and for the past eight years the building has remained vacant.</span></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:44:12 +0000 Kate Richardson 47403 at http://wwno.org Official Decisions On Blight Are Not Always Transparent http://wwno.org/post/official-decisions-blight-are-not-always-transparent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, the city held public hearings about overhauling the citywide zoning code.</span></p><p>Most people don't pay attention to zoning issues, but it has a direct impact on potentially every property in the city — from bars and retail to major manufacturing.</p><p>Reporter Karen Gadbois covers land use for The Lens. She talks with WWNO's Eve Troeh about the many ways that zoning decisions and other city initiatives like blight reduction can impact neighborhoods and homeowners, and how those important decisions are made.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Karen Gadbois 46212 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Mapping Future Through Zoning Ordinance http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-mapping-future-through-zoning-ordinance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans residents are getting a glimpse of the future in the city&rsquo;s proposed new zoning laws. The latest version comes after two years of reviews.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 45162 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