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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: Brian Kitchen
City: Metairie, LA
Comments: Just the facts:

The debate is over a building, not a church, which is inefficient and obtruding the developement of 18 blighted acres.

Both the owner and buyer of the property want it demolished.

The building is neither historic nor eligible for historic designation by national, state or local criteria.

While proponents of the church have no timeline, thousands of lives are on hold. The "potential" of the building being labelled historic is hindering the progress of families - not just the school families, but also the residents who are hoping for an anchor or cornerstone in their neighborhood. Those in favor of keeping the building at all cost are willing to impede progress and keep a decaying building and 16 more acres of urban wasteland.

Several active "Friends of Cabrini" have no invested interest in St. Frances Cabrini Church, Gentilly, or even the City of New Orleans. One of the more vocal members moved out of state - bailed out on the City of New Orleans altogether, yet he continues to act in the best interest of the "church."

"The better part of valor is discretion." - Shakespeare