On Monday, New Orleans City Council held a lottery to determine which 229 of the 532 short-term rental owners would be able to legally continue operating their short-term rentals on blocks where more than one application was submitted. Property owners … Continue reading
The Greater New Orleans Foundation spoke with Urban Conservancy Executive Director Dana Eness about the Front Yard Initiative for their July issue of “The Greater Good.” Read Dana’s interview below or check out the full newsletter. For people who aren’t … Continue reading
We will be recognizing honorees for their role in creating a more vibrant and resilient New Orleans. Urban Heroes 2023 Honorees Dinah Maygarden Director, UNO Coastal Education Program; Pontchartrain Institute of Environmental Science Karen Marshall Director of Professional Development, STEM … Continue readingTagged urban heroes
Save the Date: 2023 Urban Heroes After a 3-year hiatus, we are thrilled to announce the return of our Urban Heroes luncheon on October 6th in the Walnut Room at the Lakefront Airport. Please join us as we recognize the … Continue readingTagged urban heroes
By Skylar Hughes Award-winning artist Robin Barnes is no stranger to ingenuity. From cultivating a unique blend of funky jazz, soul, and R&B, to revisiting popular songs with her own personal twist, the famed ‘Songbird of New Orleans’ has always … Continue reading
Clock is ticking… A special council meeting on Mar 14 gave proponents and opponents of proposed changes to STR regulations a chance to make public comments before the final vote scheduled for Thursday, March 23.
March 20, 2023: Currently, the Council is considering a density cap of one STR per square block, meaning only one permit will be issued within a block (typically) bounded by four streets. The City Council will hear public comments and vote … Continue reading
Read the email and survey results the Urban Conservancy shared with council members and their staff on March 13, 2023 prior to the joint Quality of Life/Governance Committee meeting discussing STR permit limitations: Dear Council Members, On March 9, 2023, the Urban … Continue reading