Tulane sues New Orleans city officials
Tulane University has sued New Orleans officials to prevent the creation of a special zoning district that could block the university's efforts to build a 30,000-seat football stadium on its Uptown campus. The suit, filed today in Civil District Court, asks a state judge to declare invalid an "interim zoning district," approved by the City Council May 3, and to prevent Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration from enforcing it. According to The Times-Picayune, by voting in favor of the IZD, the council effectively blocked Tulane from filing for construction permits for the stadium, which would be built between Audubon Boulevard and Ben Weiner Drive, between the baseball team's Turchin Stadium and the Reily Student Recreation Center on campus. Plans called for it to be completed by 2014, but that timetable could be in question. Read the full story here.
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