Houma Historic District To Be Reviewed
HOUMA, LA (AP) — The Terrebonne Parish Council plans to review ordinances affecting the Houma Historic District.
The Courier’s Sean Ellis reports residents of the district voiced their concerns at Wednesday's Parish Council meeting about rumors of a car wash being built, but no permit application has been submitted. The concern did prompt the council to agree to review the building ordinances of the area.
The district, which was created in 1983 and made a regulatory body in 2003, has authority to review and provide guidance on building rehabilitation, new construction, demolition and other changes such as signs and streetscapes to preserve the history of downtown Houma, once the economic center of the city.
However, that authority only extends to the design and aesthetics of buildings, not the use.