New Orleans, Louisiana -Save Lower Mid-City, coming back IMG_2496

December 1, 2008

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Originally uploaded by New Orleans Lady

Save Lower Mid-City

neworleans.indymedia.org/news/2008/11/13360.php

http://www.fhl.org/FHL/News/PresvAlerts/CharityHospital.shtm#Opp…

Lower Mid-City
New Orleans, Louisiana

All photos in this set are of the lower Mid-City neighborhood. Tragically this area is proposed for FULL demolition for construction of a new VA hospital and down the road a new LSU medical center.

This area of lower Mid-City is a lovely neighborhood filled with wonderful people. Some residents have lived in the area for generations. The area once the center of the breweries of New Orleans. The large trees with their strong yet soft hanging branches cast shadows over the neighborhoods streets. For years they have dutifully shaded the families of the neighborhood but now they almost seem to hang in gloom and sorrow of the fate awaiting them. Well, at least it seems that way a bit to me walking the streets of the area.

The tragedy of the proposed destruction certainly defies logic in a city with extensive housing issues post Katrina and worse yet, the overall funding deficit of this joint project is to the tune of 3/4 of the overall plan. Fema reimbursement doesn’t even come close to aligning with money allocations for this scheme.

Homeowners will get a buyout offer and if the offer is refused the land will be taken under eminent domain law. Stay tuned… the injustice has just begun.

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