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...

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.

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.