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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: Chuck Sabadie
City: Slidell, La.
Specific
property
affected:
Cabrini Church located in New Orleans
Comments: Immediately after Katrina, hope and our future in New Orleans were uncertain. Eighteen months later we are on the mend in repairing our home and business. My wife and I are from New Orleans and see the revitalization of the Cabriina Church and Redeemer Seton School region a tremendous catalyst to the recovery of the local region. Holy Cross will bring in 1,000 studenta daily and all of the activities will bring life to an area that now lies dormant. We in the Holy Cross community are committed to the memory and unigeness of the modern structure design and can display, even memoralize its place in New Orleans history. Our bright young talent will be handed this task to embrace Cabrini's past the same as we teach our students the meaning of being a Holy Cross Man and its remarkable history.

The parisheners we spoke to said it was very difficult to maintain the church before the storm and most residents of Carbrina Churh are now gone.

Please remember, its the people of New Orleans that make our city unique, not just the buildings in which we live, work and worship. The storm is over, its time to move on with hope, vision and peace in our hearts. Everyone in the community surrounding Holy Cross has always been welcome. New Orleans needs the young men of Holy Cross.

My greatest fear for the city of New Orleans is if we do not support the recovery of this area, no one will step up to revitalize, maintain and give life to this abandoned structure in any reasonable timeframe. Emptiness and silence will occupy a once vibrant community. It is time to move on and live again.