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City Council today voted to deny waivers requested for Height, Floor Area Ratio and Density for 501 Elysian Fields. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this a reality.

Special Board Zoning Meeting

Tuesday November 26 at 6 pm at the Healing Center to vote on each of the different statements included that were presented at the general meeting for a definitive 'In Favor' or a definitive 'Against' from the board. Also included one additional item: the proposed removal of the 20% / 80% guideline in the Arts & Cultural Overlay.


8/23 The City Council heard our appeal to the City Planning Commission (CPC). We prevailed!

8/10 HDLC at City Hall, 9:30 am. We prevailed at the HDLC.

8/8 Rally Meeting at Siberia (2227 St. Claude Ave.), 6 – 8 pm. It was great with good food  and good attendance, resulting in lots of our tees in the hearing chamber.

8/6 Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents & Associates (VCPORA) votes to support our campaign and opposes the waivers!

8/3 French Quarter Citizens (FQC) joins us to support our campaign!

The Faubourg St. Roch Neighborhood Association is also supporting us.

Write your opposition to the HDLC and City Council and sign the petition

SizeMatters T-shirts are in! So are bumperstickers! And don’t forget to get your yard sign!

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The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA) was founded in 1972 in response to the construction of the Christopher Inn, a building with a height and a design that overpowered the existing architectural fabric of its neighborhood. Since then, the FMIA has been a nationally recognized leader in planning and has helped craft the most progressive zoning of the City of New Orleans. Today, the Elysio Lofts Proposal (501 Eylsian Fields Ave.) threatens the delicate balance between businesses, density and residents that have led the improved quality of life of our neighborhood.

We encourage everyone to educate themselves on the issue and are confident that those who do will join us in our mission to support developments that are in keeping with our historic district zoning laws.