Category: FQC News

Bike Share – A Petition to keep bike stations on the PERIMETER of the French Quarter

Bike Share Program The City of New Orleans, is developing a Bike Share Program set to kick off in autumn 2017. SoBi, an out-of-state company, has been awarded the contract and will be permitted to use public streets, free of charge, to install bike rental stations s throughout the city, including the French Quarter.  French Quarter Citizens is opposed to any Bike Share stations, advertising, kiosks or Bike Share parking in the interior of the French Quarter, from the riverside of N.… Read more »

Moonlight Magic at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

2017 FRENCH QUARTER CITIZENS GALA MOONLIGHT MAGIC AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, NEW ORLEANS  French Quarter Citizens is planning an exciting evening of MOONLIGHT MAGIC AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, NEW ORLEANS Friday, November 3rd, 2017 Our annual Gala, the most important fundraiser, supports our organization’s efforts to preserve the French Quarter and protect it from the daily impact of over nine million visitors each year, graffiti, large vehicles, crime and developers.  … Read more »

President’s Year-End Message to Members

There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures. William Shakespeare:  Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224  Dear French Quarter Citizens Members, We close the year 2016 by looking upon the issues that we have faced together. … Read more »

Short Term Rental – Report a Violation

On December 1, 2016, the City Council passed an ordinance that is intended to regulate Short Term Rentals.  The Ordinance went into effect on April 1.   The purpose of the ordinance is to limit and reign in the expansive growth of the STRs citywide, to eliminated full-time, whole home rentals in residential neighborhoods, create equitable regulations for the hospitality industry, generate revenue for the City and minimize nuisances and prioritize enforcement.… Read more »

Suit filed to help protect French Quarter from out of scale development

(rendering by Harry Baker Smith Architects) Save the French Quarter: Protect the Master Plan   DONATE TO OUR CAUSE VISIT THE LOUISIANA LANDMARKS SOCIETY WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION French Quarter Citizens Inc., the Louisiana Landmarks Society, Smart Growth for Louisiana, the Preservation Resource Center, the Vieux Carré Property Owners and Residents and Associates, (VCPORA) along with three individual French Quarter residents and/or business owners filed for a preliminary injunction in Civil District Court today to stop the New Orleans City Council from further action in approving the development of a high-rise hotel, known as the Royal Cosmopolitan, located at 121 Royal Street.… Read more »