News & Highlights

Restaurant Request for Jackson and Prytania



Magnolia Mansion is interested in adding a restaurant to their bed and breakfast operation. They will need a Conditional Use permit for this. 

Magnolia Mansion is interested in adding a restaurant to their bed and breakfast operation.  They will need a conditional  use permit  to do so.   A meeting will be held  whee they will  present their plans on Monday, November 24

6pm - 8pm

Magnolia Mansion

2127 Prytania St.

To learn more, please plan to attend.  Representatives from the Garden Distirct Association will attend and the  Zoning Committee will make a recommendation to the GDA Board before an official position is taken.  Your comments are welcome.

Low Water Pressure on Saturday

From  Sewerage and Water Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    Contact Robert Jackson 504-269-7978 November 21, 2014                                                            Brenda Thornton 504-269-7819

Low Water Pressure

Residents and businesses along several streets in the uptown area will experience low water pressure of Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. while Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans crews repair valves on two water mains that serve the area.

The streets affected are listed below:

ON                                                            FROM                                              TO

Camp Street                                         Sixth Street                                Louisiana Avenue

Harmony Street                                    Camp Street                                     Laurel Street

Toledano Street                                    Camp Street                                     Laurel Street


Road Work to Begin in Dec/ Meeting on Thursday


The Department of Public Works’ contractor, Durr Heavy Construction, will soon begin construction of the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads – Touro project. The Recovery Roads program is a multi-million dollar, multi-year comprehensive infrastructure improvement program to repair Hurricane Katrina related sub-surface and road damages. DPW is hosting a pre-construction community meeting for this project to discuss construction sequencing and anticipated construction impacts.

The project boundaries are Napoleon Ave. St. Charles Ave. Toledano and Magazine Streets.   While most of this work occurs in the Touro neighborhood, several blocks in the Garden District are affected as well.

Please click on the links below for more information: copy of the notice that was mailed to all affected property owners within the boundaries, a fact sheet on the project and a map of the work area.

The community meeting details are:

When: Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Touro Infirmary (Foucher Room),

              1401 Foucher Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

Please share this information with your neighbor.

Touro Streets project map

Streets POST CARD Rescheduled Touro community mtg FACTSHEET Touro Recovery

Roads Fact Sheet 2014-11.3.14

Garden District Security District – Extra Lights Needed


As part of our regular duties, the GDSD patrol provides a periodic report of all light outages in the area.  The GDSD office then sends it to the city to put in line for repair.   All in all, most of the outages have been repaired under the Public Works Department contracts or are on the list to be repaired or have a more complex problem than can be repaired at this time. Months ago, the GDSD embarked on a survey of the neighborhood to determine the darkest blocks due to the omission of lights, rather than light outages.

 This is where you and your neighbors can help by adding lights to the exterior of your house or by adding a streetlight on your block for very little cost. Attached is a list of locations where an existing pole can handle an additional light. Entergy has a program which allows anyone to order a light to be installed for free, and a nominal monthly fee ($15 – $40)  It is a quick process. The light can be installed within a few days and billed through your current Entergy bill.  If the light breaks, Entergy will fix it at no charge to you as the light belongs to them, not the city.

We ask that you review the list attached and discuss it with your neighbors.  If you would like to light up your block to benefit your family and your neighbors, please call Entergy at 1-866-603-0192 to get started.  Or visit their website,

And please let us know when the light is installed so we can monitor the changes on the list.  We appreciate your assistance in making our neighborhood a safe place to live.

Click here to see the list of dark locations. Dark Locations in the Garden District

Landscape Options for Louisiana Avenue SELA Project Shared


Last night several residents from the Garden District and the uptown neighborhoods surrounding the SELA drainage projects on Jefferson, Napoleon and Louisiana and Claiborne avenues showed up for a reveal of the proposed landscape plans for each area.   Three designs were offered in each area and participants were asked to comment on their preferences. In some cases bike paths and walking paths were included.

Though the Louisiana Avenue portion of the project is just beginning this week, the other phases have been well underway.  Parts of the project are scheduled for completion in the coming months, while others like portions of the Louisiana phase won’t be completed until 2018.  The Uptown Messenger was on hand and offers a more details and few photos. Click here to read their story.