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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana with linked PDF attachments "
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Name: Jane Katner
City: New Orleans, LA
Specific
property
affected:
1456 Madrid Street
Comments: My family has been personally affected by this process and the delay in allowing Holy Cross to demolish the Cabrini Church site. At present we have decided not to rebuild our demolished home in Oak Park because of the lack of businesses and neighbors. I firmly believe that were Holy Cross and the Archdiocese allowed to proceed with their plans back in December Oak Park would have viable businesses at Paris/Mirabeau and Paris/Robert E Lee to serve all the bounding neighborhoods with a gas station, pharmacy, grocery store, etc. As it stands now none of those businesses important to the viability of a neighborhood have returned. We also no longer have a school whether private or public - another factor in our decision to not return. I'm frustrated, angry and in debt due to the efforts of a small group of people with no invested interest in my neighborhood. Not only has this taken a monetary toll on my family but also an emotional toll on our hopes and dreams of returning to our once lovely and vibrant neighborhood.