A proposal create official historic districts in Mid-City and Parkview is headed to City Planning Commission on Tuesday.
In March, a study committee designated by the city voted to give both Mid-City and Parkview neighborhoods an official historic designation under the Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC), the City’s regulatory agency for local landmark commissions outside of the Vieux Carre.
The vote came after months of research and input from impassioned neighbors. Should New Orleans City Council ultimately approve the proposals, the HDLC would have control over both demolitions and new construction in the Mid-City district, which would be defined in part by its National Register of Historic Places boundary. The same organization would only have oversight over demolitions in the Parkview area.
Now, the City Planning Commission staff is recommending a modified approval of the Mid-City Local Historic District, as proposed by the study committee, and full approval of the district in Parkview.