News & Highlights

Filming Notification: 1400 Block of Sixth St (May 29)


Dear Garden District Residents:

We are planning to film exterior driving scenes on Prytania between Toledano and Melpomene St. for a Feature Film. We will be shooting on Friday, May 29, 2015. We will be filming mainly driving shots on the road but need to reserve some parking for trucks and equipment. Please see below for an outline of our posting so that appropriate adjustments can be made.

“No Parking” Dates and Times;

Friday, May 29, 2015    11am-9pm

1400 block of Sixth St between Prytania & Coliseum (East Side)

Thank you for your support and consideration.  We are available at any time to discuss any concerns and will do our best to mitigate whatever issues that may come up during the course of our activity in your area. Please feel free to call any member of my department using the number provided below.


Todd Christensen                     W. Harry Fortuna
Location Manager                    Key Asst. Location Manager

Location Office #: 404-333-6740


504.658.0923 (O)
504.329.0665 (C)
504.658.4238 (F)

Streetcar Crossovers at LA, Napoleon and Jefferson To Close


Attached is information regarding upcoming work on St. Charles Avenue and LA Avenue, Napoleon and Jefferson intersections related to SELA that will begin on June 1st.

Additionally, on June 1st, the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and St. Charles Ave. will be closed. Vehicular traffic traveling northbound on Jefferson Ave. will not be able to cross St. Charles Ave. Traffic wishing to continue north on Jefferson Ave. or west on St. Charles Ave. will be detoured to Leontine St. This closure will be in place for the three month duration with intermittent openings where possible.

Next Tuesday, the Sewerage and Water Board is hosting a public meeting to discuss this work. Corps personnel will be present. The meeting will take place at the Lyons Recreation Center Gymnasium, 624 Louisiana Ave. at 6:00 p.m. A flyer for this meeting is attached.

Unrelated to SELA work, the Sewerage and Water Board is performing sewer line repairs on Jefferson Ave. From Tuesday, May 26th to Friday, May 29th, northbound Jefferson Ave. from Pitt St. to St. Charles Ave. will be closed. For questions about this work, please call the S&WB at 504-529-2837.

Please let me know if you have questions or comments.


Caitlin E. Campbell
Public Affairs – Contractor
US Army Corps of Engineers
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
504.862.2545 desk
504.202.6890 bb


St Charles Press Release FINAL

Meeting 5-26-15 Notice-2


Garden District Association Renovator Awards Presented


The Garden District is pleased to announce its 2015 Renovator Award Winners:

2621 Prytania St.  Owners:  Brian and Kathryn Echard   Nominated by Louise Ripley

1140 Jackson Avenue  Owners: Harvey Wier and mother Nan Wier    Nominated by Lindsay Woolf

1400 Eighth Street  Owners: Richard W. Awtrey and Jason Strealy    Nominated by Liz Creel

Winners were presented with an award at last week’s Annual Membership meeting at Liz and Terry Creels.  Congratulations to all and thank you for making a significant contribution to the neighborhood.

Click here for more information.      2015 Renovator Awards 

Downspouts and Shutters/ Recommendations from the Security Experts


Recently, reports of stolen shutters and downspouts brought a response from our security experts at NOPP. Here are some tips to consider: 
Shutters are often secured to the house by the old-style open top hinges which rely on gravity to hold the shutter in place. All one has to do to remove the shutters is lift them off of their hinges. Homeowners like the ease of removal when it comes time to wash or repaint the shutters; so do the crooks.
We recommend against the use of this style hinge for first floor shutters.  We like security designed star-head screws and bolts as well as closed end hinges to keep them secured.
Many homeowners have opted to use powder coated aluminum downspouts for the last 10- 12 feet of the downspout. The powder coating usually comes in both the oxidized brown copper color and the more heavily oxidized green color. Only the crooks will notice the difference!

Extending the Historic Tax Credits


Dear Friend,Between 2002 and 2011, the Louisiana’s historic tax credit leveraged more than $651 million in redevelopment of the state’s historic buildings, helping transform downtowns across the state. The 117 completed projects revived vacant schools, theatres, commercial buildings, and warehouses, and put them back onto property tax rolls.

As a result of this impressive track record, the state legislature temporarily renewed Louisiana’s historic tax credit program, but the program expires on Dec. 31, 2016. We need your help now to extend the program.

Speaker Pro Tem Walt Leger and Senator Morrell are sponsoring legislation to extend the sunset date for the credits in order to breathe new life into historic buildings, fuel local economies, and bolster tax coffers.

Please urge your state lawmakers to co-sponsor legislation that would renew this economic development tool. Co-sponsorship of the bill before the legislative session starts on April 13, 2015, will reflect early and strong support for the program.

Thank you for speaking up for Louisiana’s historic past and its future.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

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