Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association
Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association
Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association
Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association
Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association
Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association
Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association
Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association


Riverfront Alliance Size Matters Land Use and Zoning Summit

City Council’s Community Development Committee, with Cmbr. Latoya Cantrell, Chair, met this past Wednesday to consider more input on illegal short-term rentals spurred by websites like Airbnb and VRBO. They want to hear from you, and must make decisions to insert rules into the CZO. FMIA agrees illegal short-term rentals: • convert residential properties into commercial operations

  • replace residents - and voters - with transient visitors,
  • disrupt neighborhoods and intrude on the lives of actual resident
  • skews housing prices, making areas less affordable
  • remove eyes and ears from the neighborhoods, which affects security

The pro-short-term rental people have organized, and now want to legalize this practice so that any building in a residential zone (read: your neighborhood) could become a hotel.

Comments to Council Land Use and Zoning

Public Summit to be held Wednesday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. at Holy Angels, 3500 St. Claude Avenue in Bywater. Come hear neighborhood-friendly alternatives to city-wide problems in the proposed Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. Sponsored by the Riverfront Alliance of Neighborhoods: FMIA, French Quarter Citizens, Neighbors First for Bywater (NFB), Algiers Point, Holy Cross, VCPORA and more. Don't miss this pivotal presentation upholding the Master Plan.



Thank-you for attending the FMIA Caroling with the Phister Sisters, and Santa, in Washington Square Park last Sunday. A wonderful time was had by all. We wish our the City of New Orleans, neighbors, friends, and families happy and peaceful Holidays!


Fête Marigny 2014 at Washington Square Park!
Click here for photos from 2014


Sts Peter & PaulSt’s Peter and Paul Church Property

This is the letter sent by the Board expressing conceptual approval of the project to redevelop the St. Peter St. Paul complex as a Hotel.


Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

The following three letters that have been sent to the CPC concerning the Draft CZO from FMIA

Draft CZO
Frenchmen Overlay
2706 Royal


Help Reduce Crime in the Marigny

Find out more here

Town Hall Meeting Report 7/21/14

Town Hall Meeting Report 7/23/14


Riverfront Alliance

Upcoming Meetings

Board Meeting: 1/7/14
2509 Burgundy Street
Please note change

General Meeting: 1/19/15

Meet the Neighbors: Tuesday, 1/13/15
Arabella, 2258 St. Claude
We encourage you to bring a neighbor who does not come to the meetings or is not a member

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News and Reminders:

Illegal Short Term Rentals

The FMIA held a city wide informational session to call for the city to take action against illegal short term rentals on May 20. Learn more info about illegal short term rentals.


FMIA Statement on Proposed Noise Ordinance

January 13, 2014 Statement

More about the Noise Ordinance

Special Board Zoning Meeting


Click here for the summary of the motions that were made at the special board meeting on November 26 in regards to the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and the votes for the same.

Habana Outpost


FMIA response to the proposed plans for the
Habana Outpost restaurant to be located at the corner of Esplanade Avenue and North Rampart.

Noise Ordinance

FMIA’s involvement and official position on the list of 7 essentials suggestions for improvement for our noise ordinance.
7 Essential Items
FMIA letter to MACCNO
MACCNO Recommendations


Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park
Needs Assessment 2012

Spring Home Tour

Spring Home Tour
The self-guided Home Tour features beautiful Marigny properties typical of this historic neighborhood. The Spring Home Tour is popular with locals and visitors alike providing an intimate view of stately homes and gardens. Funds raised support FMIA initiatives such as maintenance and repairs to Washington Square Park. The Washington Square Park Festival is free and open to the public.

Home Tour Press

A top-floor studio makes for a cozy owner's quarters - Times Picayune

To B&B or Not to B&B, Carol Gniady Talks Marigny Home Tour - Nola Defender

Marigny B&B owners take fight to airbnb.com - City Business


A Marigny Christmas


Annual Candlelight Christmas Caroling
at Washington Square Park was held on December 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The Phister Sisters lead the singing accompanied by hot chocolate and cookies, candles and songsheets. 

Fête Marigny

Fete Marigny

Click here for photos from 2014

Click here for photos from 2013

Click here for photos from 2012