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A Trojan Horse in the Draft CZO

Oct 13, 2014

A Trojan Horse in the Draft CZO

In A Trojan Horse in the Draft CZO: Article 5 Puts Years of Planning at Risk, BGR describes the article on Planned Development Standards in the draft comprehensive zoning ordinance and the problems it poses.

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Planning Issues

BGR Reviews Contracting Reform, Sheriff’s Tax, Other Propositions

Sep 25, 2014

On the Ballot: November 4, 2014

In On the Ballot: November 4, 2014, BGR explains, analyzes and takes positions on two proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the City of New Orleans, one Orleans Parish tax proposition and two constitutional amendments.

Filed under: Contracting, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish, Taxation and Assessments

An Achilles’ Heel in the Draft CZO?

Sep 2, 2014

Clarifying Proposed Zoning Ordinance for New Orleans

In this letter to the City Planning Commission, BGR focuses on Article 5 of the draft comprehensive zoning ordinance, which would allow a wide array of exceptions to the zoning rules under vague circumstances in various neighborhoods across the city. BGR argues that, as written, Article 5 creates an Achilles’ heel in the draft CZO and potentially opens the way for a return to the let’s-make-a-deal approach that has plagued land use decision making in years past.

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Planning Issues

Fourth Time’s the Charm?

Aug 26, 2014

World Trade Center

Following the city’s announcement that it will begin a fourth Request for Proposals process to redevelop the former World Trade Center building, BGR calls for a new approach: selling the building to the highest bidder.

Filed under: BGR Now, Economic Development and Subsidies, Orleans Parish, World Trade Center

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