Thursday, December 20, 2012

Council vote clears way for Backyard Ballroom reopening

Posted By on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 1:43 PM

New Orleans City Council voted unanimously for a zoning change that will allow the Backyard Ballroom on St. Claude Avenue to reopen. The theater, which opened in 2006, has not been operating since last year because its previous zoning didn't allow for entertainment venues.

Backyard Ballroom originally requested a change to a C-1 commercial district, which the City Planning Commission rejected, arguing the designation would be too commercially intensive for the area. The Commission later recommended C-1A, a toned down commercial zoning district that was approved by council in today's meeting.

See our previous coverage of the theater's zoning problems by Alex Woodward: Siberia gets zoning approval; Backyard Ballroom's future still unclear

Tags: ,

Pin It

Speaking of Backyard Ballroom, New Orleans City Council

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Submit an event Jump to date

Latest in Blog of New Orleans

Top Topics in Blog of New Orleans

Music & Nightlife (73)


Events & Festivals (58)


Food & Drink (50)


Film/DVD (37)


News & Politics (35)


More by Charles Maldonado

Recent Comments

© 2015 Gambit
Powered by Foundation