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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: Michael F. Vitt
City: New Orleans, LA
Specific
property
affected:
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Comments: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church must be torn down to make room for Holy Cross School provided that any significant architecture is fully documented with photography ect. and any important artifacts are preserved for display. The proposed demolition is conditioned on such grounds so I have no objection to it. The planned relocation of Holy Cross is an important anchor in the revitalization of the surrounding neighborhoods (including mine). While I appreciate the need for preservation of unique churches, the greater need here is the preservation of the surrounding area as a whole. Holy Cross is important to the success of the Lakefront and Gentilly neighborhoods that continue to recover. Such successes require the necessary economic anchors of new and re-opened schools, new and returned businesses and residents willing to continue their individual recovery efforts.