Dear Members and Friends of the FQA,
Here it is 2018 and time to get back in full swing to make positive things happen in the French Quarter.
We were victorious in getting the Hotel Royal Cosmopolitan approved to move forward. The new plans for the hotel dropped the height even lower to 120 feet. City Council approved the new plans 7- 0 and called it a “No brainer”. for the city. This will create new jobs, more taxes for the city , and restore a historical hotel to its original grandeur. As preservationist what more could you ask for!
We have been invited to view a property on the corner of Bourbon and St Philip by Mike Palazzo to discuss support of having it use change from residential back to commercial. Please email me if you would be interested in attending and I will get back to him when it would be most convenient for us to meet. Your participation would be greatly appreciated and helps to determine the outcome of our support.
I’m sure everyone has seen the French Quarter Task Force car rolling the streets of the French Quarter with our logo on the back panels. Well, it’s time to start thinking about what we are going to do next to help our beloved French Quarter.
The board has been discussing what to do to raise funds and one thing that comes to mind is to a home/courtyard tour. Carlos and I have open our home to many organizations for tours and they have been very successful in raising money. All we need now are homes to put on the tour. Please let me know if you would be interested in participating either by opening up your home or working the event. Our past experiences with tours has always been very positive and fun.
More to come soon!
Bryan K. Drude
The French Quarter Advocates became a reality when a group of concerned residents and business owners felt the French Quarter did not have an organization that accurately represented the views and opinions of the majority of the people who live and work in the French Quarter.
It was determined from very beginning, in order to truthfully represent a neighborhood you would have to get the opinions of the people you speak for. It will be the policy of the French Quarter Advocates to poll all members to determine the collective opinion of the organization.
- Membership is open to anyone who supports the well-being of the French Quarter.