A series of properties, lots, and parks were shown this week by the Orleans Parish School Board in an effort to sell campuses that have fallen out of use and land that is no longer needed. On the surplus sale chopping block? The French Quarter's Cabrini Park, though OPSB is said to own only a third of the 1.3 acre green space. Residents are apprehensive about the future of the park, despite its recent maintenance and improvements. The fate of the former Armstrong Elementary School is also in question. Speaking with NOLA.com, former OPSB'er Ken Ducote said that the campus located at 5909 St Claude Ave is "a strong candidate for listing on the National Register of Historic Places." Cabrini's appraised value is $4.65M while Armstrong's is just $160K as of 2011. In all, sixteen sites are available, which can be viewed via OPSB's for sale flyer.
· More former New Orleans school properties go up for sale [NOLA.com]
· Proposed sale of park worries F.Q. residents [WWL]
· OPSB Surplus and Vacant Property Flyer