New Orleans to put off charging residents for balconies and overhangs while reviewing law

City Hall will hold off for a month on charging New Orleans property owners for balconies, galleries, steps and other architectural features that encroach on city sidewalks, administration officials said Friday.  The fight over whether property owners must pay for the “air rights” for portions of their buildings that are above city property began in late 2015, when Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration began aggressively enforcing a policy that had been on the books for decades but largely ignored, especially for features that had been in place for decades.    Read the article…………

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