DEFERRED: 1236 N. Rampart

The BZA will be deciding on December 11th whether the Safety and Permit determination that the site cannot be used as a reception facility is in line with what the zoning code allows. The Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance does not permit reception facilities in either of the two zones occupied by property at 1236 N Rampart.

At Home in the Vieux Carre 2017-18 Season begins THIS Friday, November 17th!

RSVP on Facebook! Friday, November 17th | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Courtyard and Homes at   1022 St. Peter Everyone’s favorite is back! And we’re kicking off this stunner of a season with a krewe of neighbors. Our friends at the St. Pierre are opening their doors and their lush courtyards to us next Friday evening. We’ll have wine and other refreshments as we wander about these tucked-away paradises. Join us to kick off a very special season of...

Upcoming NPP Meetings

Iberville Apartments Mailer 121 Royal – NPP Letter Final Draft121 Royal – NPP Letter Final...

Riverfront Plaque Dedicated to Schwartz-Gage Honoree

  Comments from 2017 Schwartz-Gage Honoree Bill Borah: Plaque Dedication in Commemoration of the Riverfront Expressway fight September 13, 2017  6pm Speech Given By William E. Borah   I thank all of you for coming out today.  I’m honored and humbled to see you this evening – even my sister Ginger from Charlottesville is here My sincere thanks to the Vieux Carre Property Owners — and to Meg Lousteau, Rick Normand and Ann Masson for this honor and remembrance  –  This is indeed, a memorable moment. And my thanks to Ron Forman and the Audubon Institute for allowing this plaque to be erected. I am deeply honored – but I want to stress the fact that the Riverfront Expressway battle began in 1957 and Dick Baumbach and I did not get involved until 1966.  For years organizations like VCPORA, LA Landmarks Society and other preservationists fought to stop this highway – long before Dick and I were ever on the scene. Although our names on listed on this plaque – it really represents the battle that all of us fought to stop the expressway.  People like Bill Long, the courageous editor of the VC Courier, Mary Morrison, Jake Morrison — the fierce attorney, Ray Boudreaux, Mark Lowry, and, of course, Martha Robinson – to name just a few who battled for years.   It was the full preservation movement that stopped the expressway – and because of it, we are all able to enjoy this riverfront today. Life is indeed strange.  To think that Dick and I, and the preservationists of this city, would be honored today for stopping the...

STR Enforcement Hearings for September

On Wednesday, September 20th and again on Wednesday, September 27th, the city will continue enforcement hearings against the operators of alleged illegal short-term rentals. If you have any information about STR operations at any of these locations, please contact us at info@vcpora.org or 581-7200, and of course, please plan to attend the upcoming hearing.

New Carré Yappy Hour!

Join us for the final installment of our new favorite summer event (for this season, at least)! We’ll be gathering at the Black Penny (700 N. Rampart) next Thursday evening from 5pm to 7pm to raise another glass to our beloved French Quarter – with our furry friends in tow!

District C Candidates Forum: French Quarter

District C French Quarter Candidates Forum with Nadine Ramsey and Kristin Gisleson Palmer Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 3 to 4:30pm St. Mark’s Church | 1130 N. Rampart VCPORA and French Quarter Citizens are sponsoring a forum for District C candidates onSaturday, September 9, 2017.  The forum will be held at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church at 1130 N. Rampart Street (corner Gov. Nicholls).  Both candidates – Nadine Ramsey and Kristin Gisleson Palmer – will attend. This is your chance to hear directly from the candidates about their platforms and positions, and to ask them questions about important French Quarter issues.   The event is free and everyone is encouraged to attend and to spread the word. RSVP and share on...

Join us for A Night in New Bohemia!

VCPORA’s Annual Gala will be held on Friday, October 13th at the Michalopoulos Studio on beautiful Elysian Fields Avenue. Join your friends and neighbors for A Night in New Bohemia! Purchase tickets here and stay tuned via facebook and instagram for more details and sneak peeks. For information on sponsoring this unique event, please contact info@vcpora.org

New Carré Happy Hour at Salon by Sucré

Join us for the second installment of our new favorite summer event! We’ll be gathering at Salon by Sucré this Thursday evening from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to raise another glass to our beloved French Quarter.

Save the Date for a Night in New Bohemia!

VCPORA’s Annual Gala will be held on Friday, October 13th at the Michalopoulos Studio on beautiful Elysian Fields Avenue. Join your friends and neighbors for A Night in New Bohemia!

Short-Term Rentals – Next Rounds of City Enforcement Hearings

On Wednesday, July 26th and again on Wednesday, August 2nd, the city will continue enforcement hearings against the operators of alleged illegal short-term rentals. If you have any information about STR operations at any of these locations, please contact us at info@vcpora.org or 581-7200, and of course, please plan to attend the upcoming hearing.