Planning and Historic Preservation

The Quarter’s architecture plays a key role in its desirability to residents and visitors alike. FQC efforts contribute to and support the Vieux Carré Commission’s work protecting our historic buildings and way of life. Since Katrina, we’ve focused on city planning; the vote approving a Master Plan with the force of law was a major step forward. Most recently, FQC is participating in key initiatives to draft a new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and develop a new community participation system giving citizens more say into city decisions affecting their lives. FQC takes positions on zoning and permitting issues affecting the French Quarter supporting initiatives and uses consistent with preserving the character of the French Quarter. No other French Quarter organization has played a stronger or more supportive role in the efforts of North Rampart Main Street, Inc. to promote revitalization of this key corridor and gateway to the French Quarter.