News and Reminders:
41st Annual Spring Home Tour
May 19, noon to 4 pm.
The Spring Home Tour will be in the Marigny Rectangle this year. Tickets will be sold at the de-consecrated and newly purchased Sts. Peter and Paul Church at 2329 Burgundy Street. Ticket sales will end at 3:15 in order to allow enough time to see everything.
Some parking will be available in the Church lot. Along with the Church, seven homes in the neighborhood will be on the tour::
- 2462 Burgundy Street
- 2472 Burgundy Street
- 822 St. Roch Avenue
- 2522 Burgundy Street
- 2701 Chartres Street
- 2533 Burgundy Stree
- 618 Spain Street
and the de-consecrated Holy Trinity Church, now known at the Marigny Opera House at 725 St. Ferdinand.
The Den of Muses, home for the Krewe du Vieux and the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus parades, as well as other artisans, will host a party after the tour.
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Sts Peter and Paul
The new owners of the Sts Peter and Paul Church property on Burgundy between Marigny and Mandeville streets has been purchased by Blake Jones, and he is asking for YOUR HELP in determining future plans for the site, which includes the church, school building and parking lot. If you have any suggestions, send them to the FMIA and they will be forwarded on.
City Planning Commission (CPC) Votes to reject text amendment for a Wine Shop/Bar/Education in HMC-1
The CPC met and voted on Tuesday, 3/26, to reject the text amendment to our HMC-1 zoning as put forth by the City Planning staff.
The text amendment would have allow for the identical uses with the identical guidelines that were approved for our more intense HMC-2 zoning classification last summer.
Zoning dockets ZD 22-13 (wine shop/bar/education as a conditional use in HMC-1) and ZD23:13 (Conditional use for wine shop/bar/education at 1938 Burgundy) were both rejected by a vote 3-2. However, since the CPC is down to only 5 members and they didn't have a majority of the 9, it goes to City Council on April 11th (meeting was moved from April 4th) as no action and they will vote on April 18th.
The FMIA applauds the CPC for rejecting the text amendment as written as the guidelines that were used were for HMC-2 and are not appropriate for the less intense HMC-1 zoning classification. The FMIA in its letter to the CPC, offered the uses it would support with a draft of the necessary guidelines that would be appropriate for the HMC-1 zoning classification. Click here for FMIA’s letter to the CPC.
The FMIA always been open to discussion for new uses for our zoning especially when the uses are neighborhood friendly and intensity appropriate for the area. These two requirements are vital to maintaining our quality of life while at the same time introducing new uses that are beneficial to our neighborhood. In the past the FMIA has supported amendments to our zoning which include pet stores and wine stores/bars in our HMC-2 zoning. For a list of uses for each zoning classification click here.
The City Planning Commission Staff reports
Text Amendment to CZO # 4264
Request for Conditional Use Permit wine bar, wine shop, wine education
Letters of Support/Opposition
Letters of Support/Opposition