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7:16 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Zoning Board Takes Up French Quarter Novelty Shops

French Quarter T-shirt shops could be operating in violation of city ordinances.
Infrogmation of New Orleans Flickr

The future of 13 French Quarter souvenir shops is being decided Tuesday at the Board of Zoning Adjustments.

Seventeen shops in all were cited for violations last year as part of the city's crackdown on novelty stores, The Advocate reported.

The stores were said to be in violation of a 2011 city ordinance banning new tee-shirt shops in the French Quarter, and an older law that prohibits novelty shops from opening within 600 feet of another shop.

The Lens
8:45 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Official Decisions On Blight Are Not Always Transparent

Some homes in the city are fast-tracked to be demolished, while other blighted homes are left to collapse.
Credit Karen Gadbois

This week, the city held public hearings about overhauling the citywide zoning code.

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.

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.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu October 3, 2013

New Orleans Mapping Future Through Zoning Ordinance

New Orleans City Planning

New Orleans officials are explaining the new zoning ordinance in a series of public meetings.

New Orleans residents are getting a glimpse of the future in the city’s proposed new zoning laws. The latest version comes after two years of reviews.

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