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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: Elizabeth Wright
City: New Orleans, LA
ITEX//HANO Project
Comments: The size and scope of this project in its current state is grossly out of proportion with the surrounding historic neighborhood. The city of New Orleans is in need of affordable housing, but this project is not the solution. Affordable housing should not eliminate all green space and give residents of the building and those around it a lower quality of life. Building a smaller scale project, that fit into the aesthetic of the neighborhood, like the 56 units originally proposed, would allow not only for adequate green space and parking, but would also allow for ample space for the residents. A construction project of this size would put an undue burden on the infrastructure of our neighborhood, the homes and businesses surrounding it, and create a situation that is untenable. We support affordable housing, but it needs to be a well thought out and meaningful plan, not just an attempt to cram as many people as possible into as little space as possible.