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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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Comments: I am writing this letter in favor of the Holy Cross move to and construction in Gentilly. I do not feel that they should be forced to preserve Cabrini church. This is a make or break deal for that neighborhood. If the neighborhood dies, then who is the church being preserved for? Holy Cross is offering a real chance to preserve a community, not just one single building. That's big and it's necessary. Haven't my hometown and the neighborhood I grew up in been through enough? Please don't stand in the way of New Orleanians rebuilding New Orleans. I thought historic preservation was ultimately supposed to be for the betterment of the community. In this neighborhood and particularly in these circumstances, preservation of Cabrini church is clearly not a better investment than Holy Cross is. Please look beyond the building at the neighborhood and the people.