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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: Name redacted at the request of the author
City: New Orleans LA
St. Frances Cabrini Church
Comments: 1. First and foremost, rejection of the Holy Cross plan, the only viable plan for this property, will imperil the revitalization of a neighborhood that is important not only historically, but also for a healthy, rebuilding New Orleans present and future.
2. The church building was very user-unfriendly, acoustics were not good, the floor was slippery and the roof leaked badly from early days. This is such superb design that it needs to be preserved at the expense of the viability of the neighborhood?
3. It should be up to the Church to decide what to do with its church buildings--if it decides that Christian education is a more appropriate use for the property given the changes that have occured in our community, then so be it--remember separation of church and state?
4. If "registered", who will maintain the building and at whose expense?