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Some Uptowners Uneasy Over Future Of Loyola-Owned Mansion

Some Uptown residents are fretting over the zoning ordinance revamp and worried that structures could end up getting demolished. Taking center stage is Veritas Hall, a St. Charles Avenue mansion built in 1906, now owned by Loyola University. Under the proposed new zoning rules, the building would be listed under the Educational Campus District, which allows for anything from dorms to administrative offices. But the Save Upper St. Charles facebook page seems mostly concerned with a demo taking place, even though a spokeswoman from Loyola told the New Orleans Advocate that Veritas Hall will be used as a reception hall. "We are not tearing down any mansions," she said. "It's an older building, and we're trying to bring it back to life."
· Work on city's new zoning law inspires concern over St. Charles Ave. mansion [N.O. Advocate]
· Save Upper St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans [facebook]
· All zoning coverage [Curbed NOLA]