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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Coliseum Square Association

Neighborhood:Garden District
Type:Neighborhood or civic association
Neighborhood boundaries:

Jackson, St. Charles, River, and I-10.

Number of members:200+
Meetings Dates/Times (if recurring):3rd Monday of each month
Website:http://www.coliseumsquare.org
Contact email:president@coliseumsquare.org
Contact phone:(504) 427-9269

Mission

Coliseum Square Association is committed to the ongoing struggle to protect and preserve the historic buildings of the Lower Garden District, and to helping maintain the quality of life in our neighborhood.

Activities

Fall House Tour
Promoting neighborhood architecture and lifestyle

Cultural District Designation
Facilitating application for the LGD to be designated a Louisiana Cultural District, which brings significant historic tax credits and other benefits

Police Relations & Crime Prevention
Building responsive relationships with police and firefighters to enhance safety

Parks & Clean-up
Maintaining and improving our parks and greenspaces

Fountain Maintenance
Keeping our beautiful fountain running year-round

Zoning
Assessing the impact of proposed commercial and residential development

Property Redevelopment
Working toward the remediation of blighted properties, and fighting unnecessary demolitions

Membership
Expanding the organization to reach all residents of the LGD

Fundraising
Raising moolah!

Communications
Maintaining the website and and facilitating effective communication among the membership

Neighborhood Gatherings
The annual Christmas and Halloween parties, Mardi Gras Police Breakfast, Night Out Against Crime, etc.

History

At its inception in 1972, Coliseum Square Association spearheaded the revival of the newly-coined ‘Lower Garden District’ by leading the fight against a Mississippi River Bridge ramp through the heart of the neighborhood, and by achieving National Register historic designation. In the ensuing years, CSA has worked diligently with the city to institute zoning guidelines that protect historic buildings and ensure appropriate new construction, and has been instrumental in the revitalization of Coliseum Square and other greenspaces, including construction and ongoing maintenance of a favorite neighborhood gathering place ~ the fountain.

 
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Last updated: 11/5/2014 4:17:24 PM

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