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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice NHPA/NEPA1
Seeking Public Comment for FEMA Funded Construction
of the Mazant-Royal Housing Development,
4100 Royal Street, New Orleans
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Name: Name redacted at the request of the author
City: New Orleans, LA
Mazant-Royal Housing Development at 4100 Royal St.
Comments: I am writing to oppose the Mazant-Royal Housing Development for several reasons.
The original RFP for 56 units, including affordable housing units, was more appropriate for Bywater. However, this new development is now grossly out of scale for its neighborhood. In addition, ITEX Development should be required to rebid on building this much bigger complex. In order to avoid adverse effects to the natural environment of the BNRHD neighborhood, citizens, as well as historians, architects, and archeologists should be allowed a voice in determining the scale and design of a project in one of the most charming and historic areas of New Orleans. This enlarged development will ruin the beauty as well as the function of a historic neighborhood. It will have significant adverse effects on both humans and the environment. It simply does not fit in Bywater.