This is the dark underbelly of what slithers in with disasters. After a century of having a school in their midst, now the neighbors have to battle developers that want to ignore the height and density context of this historic area. Roberta is exactly right-the shrugs of "well it's only the 9th ward" extends to those who talk about how it should be "a farm" or "wetlands." That the neighborhood is slow to recover for many reasons should not mean that it becomes anybody's parcel.
So what if Holy Cross towers defy the zoning code — it’s only the Lower Ninth | The Lens