February 7, 2024

2502 Jefferson Ave.—Uptown Historic District

The N.O. HDLC denied the application of Blue Orleans, LLC, for the full demolition to grade of the single-family contributing-rated house at 2502 Jefferson in agreement with the HDLC Staff Report.

See our social media post about 2502 Jefferson (Feb. 13, 2024).


February 1, 2024

5512-24 Tchoupitoulas St.—Uptown Historic District

CM Joe Giarrusso approved the demolition of three 19th-century houses at 5512-24 Tchoupitoulas over the objections of preservationists, who cited years of neglect by owners Kevin Hilbert, Andrew Stall, and Jonathan Drennan, dba Car Wash Blues, LLC. A team of five consultants showed up at the hearing—but not the owners.

New Orleans car wash owners can knock down three Tchoupitoulas Street homes Uptown, council says,” by Sophie Kasakove, Times-Picayune/N.O. Advocate, Feb. 2, 2024.

Car wash owners seek demolition of Tchoupitoulas cottages,” by Stephanie Bruno and Katherine Hart, Uptown Messenger, Jan. 30, 2024.