(Courtesy of Volunteers of America)
A proposal to build a parking lot adjacent to Volunteer of America’s Mid-City headquarters is drawing opposition from neighboring residents.
Jim LeBlanc, the organization’s chief executive officer, says that the proposed lot between Canal Street and Cleveland Avenue could be beneficial to the neighborhood. It would not only add an additional 29 parking spots for his employees, he says, but also “relieve some additional stress” from the congested area, where parking is hard to come by.
“We feel like it could be a win-win situation,” LeBlanc said about the lot.
But before the lot can be built, it must go in front of the City Planning Commission. That’s because it would require a waiver from officials in order to be constructed in the residential zone, near South Solomon street. Continue reading »