The request to tear down a building to make way for the new Oak Lofts condo and gym complex and demolition requests in nearly every other corner of Uptown New Orleans were delayed by two weeks, after the city panel failed to gather enough members to hold a meeting legally on Monday — in part because five of its 13 seats are vacant, officials said.The demolition request for Oak Lofts at 8616 Oak Street was just one of 16 items on the agenda that were delayed when Monday’s meeting was postponed — details of which can be found at Mid-City Messenger. More than half the requests before the NCDC on Monday were in various Uptown neighborhoods, according to the agenda:
- 1012 Valence Street and 920 Dufossat Street, both requests to tear down existing houses and rebuild new ones on residential streets near Magazine Street),
- 1934 Peniston Street near the Milan area (a request to tear down a house in “imminent danger of collapse,” according to an engineer’s report),
- 3819 Gen. Pershing Street and 3218 Toledano Street in Broadmoor,
- 9107-09 Fig Street and 8829-31 Apple Street in Hollygrove,
- and 2923 1st Street in Central City.