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The latest news and discussions from the ICNA.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by winning an Irish Channel t-shirt!

We are holding a Membership Drive. Join (or renew your membership) in the next week, and you’re in the running to win one of six Irish Channel t-shirts.

Just Become a Member and we will draw six lucky winners from all new or renewed memberships completed between now and midnight March 23, 2016.

Become a Member

Irish Channel St Patricks Day Club

Rolling January 9th: Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou

A spirited walking parade through the Irish Channel. We envision this as a community parade and encourage creativity in building wagon/cart “floats” and over the top original Carnivale costumes!

Anyone can join the MKLG. You do not need to be a resident of the Irish Channel or a member of the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association

When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
*Mardi Gras is Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Meeting Minutes 11/12/2015




  • Kevin White – Safe Cam NOLA
    • Official camera registry of NOPD
    • FREE to register your cameras
    • Need 6th district participation



  • Crime & Prevention
  • Land Use:
    • Turnbull – getting final HDLC final approvals and hope to start construction of first three homes in November
    • Mayo – – CPC issued recommendation waiting for finals to be adopted. City Council has deferred action.
    • 1013 6th Street – questions arose about property owner’s intent to live in the property as indicated in application. No recommendation from CPC staff. ICNA writing letter opposing the project.
  • Programs:
    • Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou – Seeking business sponsorship as well as general membership. Details to come before end of month.
    • Holiday Party- Thursday, December 10 in lieu of meeting at NOLA Brewery upstairs.
  • Communications:
  • Community Outreach/Development:



  • Roger Watkins – networking group information to be shared in IC FB group
  • Proposed bylaw vote. Passed.
  • Board elections.


The Next Scheduled Meeting is Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Minutes 10/08/2015




  • Brandon Muetzel – Energy Wise
  • NOPD 6th District attended

Officer Gasper (Officer Butler’s boss)–

Officer Butler (Quality of Life) –

Officer Battaglia (Thefts) –


  • Night Out Against Crime – Tuesday, October 13 at Burke Park

Karen gave project update.  Tracey’s has donated red beans and rice (vegetarian) with sausage on the side.  ICNA registered the event with NOAC and NORDC. Bill picked up promo items. ICNA will supply paper products. Karen will provide list of items we need to post on FB for the public to volunteer to provide.



  • Crime & Prevention

NONPAC meetings are now at 6pm.  Meetings take place at the New Orleans CVB – 2020 St. Charles St.

  • Land Use:
    • Turnbull – demo complete
    • Mayo – – CPC issued recommendation waiting for finals to be adopted
    • 3139 Constance – no known movement after final resolution by city council
    • 1013 6th Street – questions arose about property owner’s intent to live in the property as indicated in application.
    • Mercy Endeavor – The pilings are in and structure work has begun.
    • 2533 Tchoupitoulas – Already permitted within the rights of its zoning. Will be a bar with an outdoor garden bar space.
    • HANO – Scatter sites will be renovated and placed into commerce through HANO.
  • Programs:
    • Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou – Seeking business sponsorship as well as general membership. Details to come before end of month.
  • Communications:
    • Exploratory Irish Channel Business networking group/directory
    • Mercy Endeavors upcoming events – Halloween food truck fundraiser on Oct. 28. Jeremy posted to Facebook group.
  • Community Outreach/Development:
    • Introduction by K. Lois Colson-Casey

Lois presented the committee’s mission statement and vision.  Halloween trail information forthcoming.



  • Holiday Party- Jeremy and Nora will organize the event in lieu of a December meeting. Information forthcoming.



The Next Scheduled Meeting is Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Minutes: 8/14/2014


  • Presentation re Waldorf School expansion
    • Empty lot near existing school and would like to build a second structure for early-age school.
  • Introductions
  • Asian Bistro – R. McCabe Reported
    • GDA did not provide draft good neighbor agreement until shortly before meeting
    • Mention coordination issues with GDA to CM Cantrell during next meeting
    • Agreement approved
    • J. Smith to sign
  • Kara Morgan Shade Fund Update – E. McGinnis
    • $10k in pledges, $6,500 in hand
    • $50k goal
    • Plans for additional fundraisers, media
    • Monthly meeting planned for 9/11/14 at 6 p.m.
    • Karen will facilitate Red Dress Run Grant
  • Crime – A. Lopez
    • Washington/Annunciation Update
      • Efforts to cause suspension of liquor license?
    • NONPAC – Thursday 8/21/14 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Crime Camera Grant – T. Nobles to give update at next meeting
    • Record of arrests at corner – request during  NONPAC meeting
  • Mayor’s meeting on budget process
  • PRC Sellabration on 9/13/14
  • Night Out Against Crime 10/14/14
  • Dana Kaplan resigned – Mark Redding elected
  • Program Coordinator – N. McGunnigle elected
  • H. Stern – Land Use update

Meeting Minutes: 7/10/2014

ICNA Meeting Minutes
July 10, 2014

Enroll members of the Crime Camera Committee
Harrah’s grant deadline is in September, other deadline has passed.
CCTV Wholesalers – – grant accepted vendor
Entire outfit is $299 – an $800 value as CCTV received a grant as well
Cameras will link to Project NOLA
Grant can be applied through District B or the two At-Large councilmembers
Committee: Trey Nobles, John Howard, Anthony Fontenot – still accepting members

Update on resident parking permit
Lauren Anderson & Ed McGinnis with parking concerns near Mag St. Corridor
Complaints Mag St. establishment employees & patrons taking residential parking
CM Cantrell would like a comprehensive traffic study done in the area

Update on Dat Dog Variance – Land Use Committee
Ongoing efforts to get Dat Dog to comply with GNA
ICNA Stance: Advise CM Cantrell’s office that the ICNA expects Dat Dog’s full compliance with the GNA to which it agreed and that the ICNA opposes Dat Dog’s current efforts to obtain a variance

Update re community garden
The ICNA cannot be a party to the lease with HANO due to its requirement that ICNA obtain a $1,000,000 insurance policy. Nevertheless, Ryan McCabe is engaged in ongoing discussions with Parkway Partners for it to lease the property the community garden.

Brief mention of 910 3rd Street – construction of two single-family homes on two lots where there are currently metal storage structures. With Land Use now. Will address at next meeting.

Unanimous approval of Trey Bornmann’s request for reimbursement of $15 spent on renewing the domain name,

Review Committee Lists
· Land Use: The Land Use committee covers blighted housing, zoning issues, and opportunities like the State Cultural district and Overlay district.
· Grants: Email and discussion group for Grant related stuff dealing with the Irish Channel.
· Greening: This committee is planting trees in the Winter/Spring months throughout the neighborhood along curbs, on neutral grounds, and on school playgrounds.
· Membership and Outreach: The Membership and Outreach Committee seeks to encourage residents, new and existing, to participate in the activities of the ICNA and become dues-paying members.
· Crime: The Crime Committee works with residents to monitor crime in Channel. They can be contacted if you have a concern that does not require immediate police action.
· Youth Outreach: Our Youth Outreach committee continues to work with the LBB and members of neighboring communities to pressure the city into rebuilding Lyons Center.

New Business
· Brick & Spoon – GDA, ICNA, building owner, franchisee, and operator in talks to sign GNA with LaToya
· CVS is looking at old Blockbuster location, no permanent plans at this point

Meeting Minutes: 6/12/2014

June 12, 2014 ICNA Meeting Minutes
7pm – 8:15pm


Volunteer Event at Burke Park/Clay Square June 21:

On Saturday, June 21st there will be Volunteer event at Burke Park with Morgan Stanley and NORDC from 9am-12pm.

Details are still being finalized but the following work is anticipated.

· Brighten rainbow colored steps with a fresh coat of paint

· Repaint ground games that have begun to fade near the playground

· Repair post boards that have been vandalized

· Remove graffiti from the playground

· Touch up the paint on the buildings that have begun to peel

· Sweep away gravel and rocks that have accumulated on the playground

The board voted (7-0) to allocate up to 50$ to furnish beverages to the volunteers. Please come out to assist or say hello to the volunteers.

Crime Camera Grants:
The ICNA is forming a committee to draft a grant proposal to Cm. Cantrell’s office for the installation of Crime Cameras in the neighborhood.
Volunteers are needed to serve on the committee. Trey Nobles and John Howard volunteered to serve.
We will announce the volunteers on the committee Announce Cmte at July 10 meeting

Residential Parking Permit Zones:
· Residents of 3300 Block of Constance street spoke about parking issues

· The parking issues are due to people visiting the establishments on Magazine streets.

· Magazine Street Business employees have been parking in the neighborhood as well taking up a lot of parking throughout the day.

· They are requesting the ICNA assistance in studying this issue and developing a plan.

· Additional details about established residential parking zones will be discussed at the next meeting.

Results of Dat Dog Variance:
· Dat Dog was denied for their variances by the CPC and they are appealing to the city council.

· Bryon from Cm Cantrell’s office will check if there is a good neighbor agreement in place.

· More details about the requested variance will be forwarded to the board.

Dissemination of information:
· A request is made to all committee chairpersons to annouce all meetings via email/facebook/webiste at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Other Topics:
· There was 2 arrests in clay park by plain clothes officers in the last month. Please report any illegial activity to 911.

· Thursday June 26th Police Community Advisory Board meeting Bethelem Lutheran Church on Washington Ave. 6-8pm The community is invited.

· Bryon Cornelison, Director of Constituent Services for Cm. Latoya Cantrell

· Clarence Williams, Director of Communications for Cm. At-Large Jason Williams

Suggested Agenda for next month:
· Announce members of the crime camera committee

· Update on resident pareking permit

· Update on Dat Dog Variance – Land Use Cmte

· Review Committee Lists – Trey

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Proposed Exterior Renovations

This is the latest draft of the proposed exterior improvements to 3200 Magazine Street. GCB&T is still going through the process of obtaining final approval from the City of New Orleans. You can add your comments below.

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Join the Mystic Krewe of Loup Garou!

The krewe is a fundraiser for the ICNA. The walking parade will take place on Sat., January 9th through the neighborhood! Individual memberships are $50 and include entrance to the after party at NOLA Brewery.
Group packages available!