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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: Randy Evans
City: New Orleans, La.
Specific
property
affected:
Cabrini Church
Comments: A Holy Cross relocation to the Cabrini Church site will help revitalize an area that is in desperate need of help. Holy Cross will also be a good neighbor to the area, helping those in need, as this is the same role it has played in the Lower 9th Ward for more than a hundred years. How these benefits to this neighborhood could be judged secondary to saving a single building is puzzling. Although I am a preservationist, I do not see any advantage in saving Cabrini Church. In contrast, I see enormous benefits to New Orleans in moving forward with the Holy Cross relocation. (I am also a Holy Cross Alumnus ( Class of 1978) who is proud that Holy Cross is trying to stay in Orleans Parish when the City needs it the most.)