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FEMA Section 106 Notices for Louisiana
Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Historic Review of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana with linked PDF attachments "
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Name: James Dart AIA
City: New Orleans/New York
St Francis Xavier Cabrini Church, 5500 Paris Road, New Orleans LA
Comments: I speak in support of the idea promoted by the Friends of SFC that Holy Cross and St Francis Cabrini Church can comfortably occupy the same site. Both are important; both can and should be preserved. The debate so far shares a lot with many other blusters and blunderings related to recovery and rebuilding: real issues get buried in an avalanche of ill-considered, incomplete thinking, capricious decision-making, ever-shifting criteria, bad-timing, etc. The raw nerve here has more to with FEMA - and perhaps the archdiocese and other - not thinking things through in the first place and appearing to change course arbitrarily. So what else is new?