Tricentennial Kickoff TONIGHT!

Join us this Friday, January 12th, at the Old Ursuline Convent as we reveal our lineup of events & programs celebrating the 300th birthday of New Orleans’ first neighborhood!

City Enforcement Hearings January 2018

On Wednesday, January 3rd and again on Wednesday, January 10th, the city will continue enforcement hearings against the operators of alleged illegal short-term rentals. As a reminder, virtually all STRs are illegal in this neighborhood, with the exception of the 200-700 blocks of Bourbon Street.

French Quarter Land Use: 1236 N. Rampart + 121 Royal

This week, two city commissions will be making decisions that will affect the French Quarter for decades to come. Please read below for details on a request to allow the conversion of a church into a reception facility in the mostly-residential lower Quarter, and a request to change the zoning of a parcel on Royal to increase the height limit from 70′ to 120′.

City Enforcement Hearings 12/06/17

This Wednesday’s city adjudication docket includes three French Quarter STR violations, in addition to seven others across the city. We will continue to send out these adjudication dockets so that affected neighbors may attend or contact the city regarding these properties. 

Protect the French Quarter!

On the eve of the city’s, and the Vieux Carré’s, tricentennial celebration, we’ve been looking back at 2017.  It was a very good year!  And your continued support of our organization has been a major factor in making it one of our most successful years ever.

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!