The proposed Relic Flooded House with debris on the roof, viewed from the London Avenue Canal. Photo/Stephen Nelson
This week, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously in favor of Levees.org’s zoning change request.
This was the final hurdle for Levees.org’s quest to convert a flooded house – one that’s just a stone’s throw from a levee breach – into a historic monument.
The home at 4918 Warrington Drive in the Mirabeau Gardens neighborhood of Gentilly flooded to its roof when the London Avenue Canal floodwall, built by the Army Corps of Engineers, failed far below design specs.