Integrating Historic Preservation into Disaster Planning and Recovery

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Integrating Historic Preservation into Disaster Planning and Recovery

  1. 1. Integrating Historic Preservationinto Disaster Planning andRecoveryStatewide Conference on Heritage, Lancaster, PAWALTER W. GALLAS, AICP | JULY 18, 2012
  2. 2. Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans• October 2005 2
  3. 3. Lower Ninth Ward—October 2005 3
  4. 4. Broadmoor, New Orleans—October 2005 4
  5. 5. New Orleans National Register Districts
  6. 6. NR, Local, & Conservation Districts 6
  7. 7. Volunteers—with Cleaning Supplies 7
  8. 8. Volunteers—Clean Out and Gutting 8
  9. 9. Volunteers—Checking “Red-Tags”Houses 9
  10. 10. Volunteers—House Assessments 10
  11. 11. Volunteers-Home Repair 11
  12. 12. FEMA-Funded Demolitions FEMA-Funded Demolitions 12
  13. 13. FEMA-Funded DemolitionsSelective Salvage 13
  14. 14. FEMA-Funded DemolitionsMar. 2006 to Oct. 2008 • 9,215 Residential Properties Proposed by the City • 1,121 Determined to be Listed or NR Eligible • 821 NR Listed or Eligible Removed from FEMA- Funded Demo List • 300 NR Listed or Eligible Properties Demolished Using FEMA Funds • 5,809 Total Number of FEMA-Funded Demolitions 14
  15. 15. House Elevations &Hazard Mitigation Grant Program 15
  16. 16. Former State Supreme Court Building 16
  17. 17. State Office Building 17
  18. 18. St. Frances Cabrini Church 18
  19. 19. St. Frances Cabrini Church• June 2007 19
  20. 20. Louis Armstrong School (McDonogh19) 20
  21. 21. Booker T. Washington High School 21
  22. 22. McDonogh No. 11 School 22
  23. 23. New Orleans Charity Hospital 23
  24. 24. New Orleans Charity Hospital 24
  25. 25. New Orleans VA Medical Center 25
  26. 26. Lower Mid-City & Medical Center—Jan ‘09 26
  27. 27. Site Plan—VA and LSU Medical Centers 27
  28. 28. Charity Hospital Feasibility Study 28
  29. 29. Charity Hospital Feasibility Study 29
  30. 30. VA MEDICAL CENTER“PREFERRED” SITE LSU MEDICAL CENTER VA MEDICAL “PREFERRED” SITE CENTER ALTERNATIVE SITE 30
  31. 31. The Campaign for Charity Hospital 31
  32. 32. The Campaign for Charity Hospital 32
  33. 33. The Campaign for Charity Hospital 33
  34. 34. VA Hospital Site 34
  35. 35. VA Hospital Site—S. Tonti St. 35
  36. 36. VA Hospital Site—Pan American Life Bldg 36
  37. 37. VA Hospital Site—Dixie Brewery 37
  38. 38. VA Hospital Site--Before 38
  39. 39. VA Hospital Site--After 39
  40. 40. LSU-VA Site--Overview 40
  41. 41. Moved Houses on N. Rocheblave 41
  42. 42. Moved House on S. Rocheblave 42
  43. 43. SHPO Hurricane Recovery Grants (NPS) 43
  44. 44. Home Again! New Orleans 44
  45. 45. American Express/NTHPPartners in Preservation 45
  46. 46. American Express/NTHPPartners in Preservation 46
  47. 47. A Few Lessons Out of New Orleans• Need for a comprehensive master plan• Need for a historic preservation plan• Need for a neighborhood housing plan• Need to educate leadership about the economic role of historic preservation in planning and redevelopment• Demolition can become an end in itself without the above plans and without your leadership’s support 47
  48. 48. A Few More Lessons Out of New Orleans• Need for a competent code enforcement office• Need to have standards and practices in place for building assessment, citation for violations, and remediation• If you must demolish, recycle as much as possible 48
  49. 49. Contact Information Walter W. Gallas, AICP Field Director National Trust for Historic Preservation 6401 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144 wgallas@savingplaces.org Ph. 215-848-8033 www.preservationnation.org –search “disaster response” 49

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