News and Reminders:
Special Board Zoning Meeting
FMIA response to the proposed plans for the
Habana Outpost restaurant to be located at the corner of
Esplanade Avenue and North Rampart.
A Marigny Christmas
Annual Candlelight Christmas Caroling
December 15, 2013
Washington Square Park
Click here for FMIA’s involvement and official position on the list of 7 essentials suggestions for improvement for our noise ordinance.
Ban the Bins
Are you tired of dodging these smelly cans that are eyesores plaguing the sidewalks of our beautiful historic neighborhoods? Garbage cans must be stored on the owner's property. Property lines in the Marigny, in most cases, start at the house line, not the steps, therefore it is not a legal spaces to store cans. Furthermore, city code states: Carts shall be secured by the resident, between collection days, in such a manner that they are not readily susceptible to theft or vandalism. Many cans left outside are covered in graffiti, further adding to the dilemma. Click here to view the pertinent city ordinances.
To remedy this nasty problem our new Ban the Bins Committee, headed by Cheryl Gerber, is looking for volunteers. All who are interested can email her at email@example.com
A volunteer to head a
Graffiti Abatement Committee.
for more information.
Faubourg Marigny Non Residential Land Use Survey
Click here to download the map
American Planning Association Designates
One of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2009
The American Planning Association announced today that the Faubourg Marigny has been designated one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2009 by APA’s Great Places in America program.
“We are truly honored to have been chosen as a Great Neighborhood” President of FMIA Chris Costello noted, “our residents work hard to keep our neighborhood friendly and open to visitors while sharing everything there is to offer in its unique sense of place, local citizen activism, historic architecture with social and cultural diversity.”
Through Great Places in America, APA recognizes unique and authentic characteristics found in three essential components of all communities: streets, neighborhoods and public spaces. APA Great Places offer better choices for where and how people work and live every day, places that are enjoyable, safe and desirable. Such places are defined by many characteristics, including architectural features, accessibility, functionality and community involvement. Read more