Nov 082016
 
A photo of the Newman building to be torn down, and a rendering of the new science building to replace it. (via City of New Orleans)

A photo of the Newman building to be torn down, and a rendering of the new science building to replace it. (via City of New Orleans)

The Isidore Newman School received permission from city officials to tear down and replace one of the buildings on its campus, and an Audubon Boulevard homeowner will be able to tear down a Cohn Street home to extend his backyard.

The Newman school will be replacing the demolished building with a science center, Donald Fant of Woodward Design+Build told the Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee on Oct. 17.

Meanwhile, the vacant 1,260 house at 7001 Cohn Street — described as an “investment property” — will be removed to extend the fenced-in backyard of the owner, Audubon Boulevard homeowner Christopher Bruno, said his representative Peter Connick Jr. Bruno bought the home in September, and a handful of neighbors around the property sent letters of support for his plan to tear it down, according to documents included with the application.

The home at 7001 Cohn Street (via City of New Orleans)

The home at 7001 Cohn Street (via City of New Orleans)

Neither request drew any opposition nor any discussion by the NCDAC members. Both passed the committee unanimously, and will be forwarded to the City Council with a 7-0 recommendation in favor of final approval.

  • The older building is far more attractive. Why do all new buildings have to be hideous?