On January 12, 2011, Jacobs Engineering held a meeting at the Regional Planning Commission meeting out in Metaire. The meeting called upon developers to discuss potential adaptive reuse of the existing Charity Hospital building.
Strangely, nobody was notified - none of the consulting parties in our network, anyway, knew the meeting had happened until after the fact.
We don't know who was present at the meeting.
Under the programatic agreement that is supposed to govern how the developers deal with Charity Hospital, consulting parties must be given notice of the State of Louisiana's endeavors to reuse the building. The failure to inform organizations about the January 12, 2011 meeting raises questions about whether the State and its contractor are complying with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.