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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: Maris Landon
City: New Orleans, LA
Cabrini, 5500 Paris Ave
Comments: FEMA, while I agree that the Gentilly neighborhood suffered great damage I do not agree that Cabrini sustained enough damage to warrent it's destruction. What greater tribute to the approximately 1700 people that lost their lives than a quiet place of honor with such a sense of God's presence. Cabrini can be such a place. If Holy Cross was only planning to build two buildings of classrooms initially and a gym, shouldn't those that are trying to rescue Cabrini be given sufficient time to implement a financial plan. IF Holy Cross would entertain the idea of leaving Cabrini if it WERE self sustaining would the numbers shift on saving Cabrini. I think that many people would rally fro Cabrini if they weren't terrified by thoughts that Holy Cross will bail if Cabrini isn't torn down.

Do an honest count.

Option 1...If Cabrini can be repaired and not be a burden on Holy Cross are you in favor of preserving Cabrini?

Option 2...If the only way that Holy Cross will build on the site is if Cabrini is destroyed are you in favor of tearing down Cabrini?

Option 3...If no one wanted to build on the site would you be in favor of restoring Cabrini?

People are frustrated because they are told that Cabrini is destroyed..it is not.

People are afraid that if they are in favor of Cabrini that they will be viewed as being against growth and education. That isn't true either.

You can be in favor of both.... I want to see Cabrini whole again...even if it isn't used as a church and I want to see Holy Cross have a new campus; but not at the expense of Cabrini.

Thank you, Maris Lynn Landon