Category: FQC News

Bike Share Success

Bike Share Program Bike share Program- Success!  We were able prevent bike corrals from being installed in the French Quarter, with the exception of one that will be shared as a non-paying residential bike corral.  Gail Cavett was the driving force behind our opposition and she deserves the credit for making the successful outcome.  A combination of contacting the sponsor Blue Cross Blue Shield, at Glade BIlby’s suggestion, and Gail’s relentless efforts to show them the negative effects the bike share would have on quality of life in the French Quarter, caused a Sobi Bike Share to dramatically change their plans to exclude all corals from the Quarter except the one at CC’s Coffee shop.… Read more »

Moonlight Magic at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

2017 FRENCH QUARTER CITIZENS GALA Friday, November 3rd, 2017 Susan Guillot, President of French Quarter Citizens and Peter Trapolin, 2017 Honoree Coleman Adler II, 2017 Honorary Chair and Rodney Villarreal, French Quarter Citizens Gala Chairman 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

December 9, 2017 “There may have been a time when preservation was saving an old building here or there, but those days are gone.  Preservation is the business of saving communities and the values they embody.” Richard Moe, National Trust For Historic Preservation. “Be patient. In time, even an egg will walk” Chinese proverb from a fortune cookie Dear French Quarter Citizen Members, Oh what a year!… 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 »