Office of the Mayor
Office of Economic Development

Restoration Tax Abatement Records

City Archives
New Orleans Public Library


Date range:1983-1989
Size of collection: 6 boxes
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment


Scope Note

In 1983 the Louisiana Legislature, by act 445, established the Restoration Abatement Tax Program. The program "is an economic development incentive created for use by municipalities and local governments to encourage the expansion, restoration, improvement, and development of existing commercial structures and owner-occupied residences in Downtown Development Districts, Economic Development Districts, or Historic Districts." It provides for a five-year deferred assessment of the property taxes that normally would be assessed for improvements made to such properties. A five-year extension is also available.

The Louisiana Office of Commerce and Industry grants the tax abatements based on recommendations made by local governing agencies. In New Orleans, the City Council approves individual abatements by resolution. Council action is based on consideration and recommendation of the Office of Economic Development (in the early years of the local program the City Planning Commission was responsible for such considerations).

The records comprise individual files on each RTA project. Files generally contain some or all of the following documentation: applications, resolutions, contracts, certifications of historic status, property appraisals, correspondence, business plans, and financial data.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in alphabetical order by the street addresses of the abatement properties. Each file is numbered according to the box and folder in which it is housed.

Detailed Description of the Records

Street Address

RTA Number

Box/Folder

Comments

Baronne St., 704-716

86-11-0149

6-6


Baronne St., 825

84-10-0073

2-2


Bayou Rd., 2636-2652

85-12-0125

2-19


Bienville St., 0916



See 939 Iberville St.

Bienville St., 0929

84-06-0063

1-12


Bienville St., 1001

86-02-0127

3-4


Bienville St., 1018

86-02-0128

3-5


Bourbon St., 1011-1017

84-10-0077

2-5


Bourbon St., 1124

84-04-0047

1-3


Burgundy St., 522


2-15


Burgundy St., 810

84-10-0078

2-6


Camp St., 700

85-04-0101

4-13


Camp St., 860

83-12-0038

4-5


Camp St., 925



See 615 Howard Ave.

Canal St., 0622-638


6-16

Appraisal report only

Canal St., 0921

84-12-0088

2-13


Canal St., 1001-1005

86-12-0150

6-7


Canal St., 1500

84-06-0061

1-11


Carondelet St., 209

87-10-0167

4-17


Carondelet St., 546

83-12-0020

3-9


Carrollton Ave., South, 1226

88-05-0174

4-20


Chartres St., 2340

86-07-0140

6-3


Chef Menteur Hwy., 13001

86-07-0142

6-5


Chestnut St., 4847-4849

84-06-0064

1-13


Columbus St., 1716

83-12-0029

4-9


Commerce St., 700



See 314 Girod St.

Constance St., 2030

89-01-0178

5-4


Dauphine St., 0323-327

84-12-0087

2-12


Dauphine St., 1107

85-04-0100

2-18


Decatur St., 0230-240

83-12-0026

4-4


Decatur St., 0501

89-07-0187

5-7


Decatur St., 0539-541

84-10-0079

2-7


Decatur St., 0539-541

87-02-0172

4-19


Decatur St., 0620


3-8


Decatur St., 0620-638

84-06-0060

1-10


Decatur St., 1104

85-12-0119

6-15


Decatur St., 1210-1214

87-01-0153

6-10


Decatur St., 1331

85-12-0018


See 1104 Decatur St.

Derbigny St., North, 1434-1436

87-05-0159

6-13


Derbigny St., North, 1438-1440

83-12-0030

4-10


Esplanade Ave., 1227

85-10-0113

2-17


Felicity St., 1122-1124

84-02-0045

1-1


French Market Pl., 63-65



See 1210-1214 Decatur St.

Girod St., 314

87-10-0165

4-16


Girod St., 825

85-06-0108

2-21


Gravier St., 1315

84-06-0067

1-15


Howard Ave., 451

86-03-0133

3-6


Howard Ave., 615

89-08-0188

5-8


Iberville St., 939

84-12-0090

2-16


Julia St., 402

88-06-0186

5-3


Julia St., 432-448

87-07-0161

6-14


Julia St., 535

86-04-0135

3-7


Julia St., 541-545

83-12-0037

4-3


Lafayette St., 415

83-12-0028

4-1


Louisiana Ave., 2425

89-01-0177/89-06-0182

5-5


Magazine St., 0301

84-02-2246

1-2


Magazine St., 0643

83-12-0031

4-2


Magazine St., 0755

83-12-0027

3-11


Magazine St., 0760

85-10-0115

3-2


Magazine St., 1306

84-10-0080

2-9


Magazine St., 1441

87-04-0157

6-12


Magazine St., 2045-2049

83-12-0033

4-7


Magazine St., 3242

85-04-0105

4-15


Mazant St., 738-740

86-07-0141

6-4


Melpomene St., 1428-1430

87-08-0162

6-9


Morgan St., 235-237

84-10-0082

2-8


Natchez St., 524-530

84-04-0051

1-4


Notre Dame St., 430

84-06-0068

1-16


Pacific St., 326

84-08-0070

1-18


Pelican Ave., 219

83-12-0015

4-11


Peters St., North, 237

85-06-0110

2-22


Peters St., North, 241

85-06-0111

3-1


Peters St., North, 400

87-02-0155

6-11


Peters St., South, 0610

84-12-0084

2-10


Peters St., South, 0700

85-10-0116

3-3


Peters St., South, 0701

84-12-0089

2-14


Peters St., South, 1107

84-04-0052

1-7


Philip St., 623

84-04-0055

1-9


Poydras St., 901

89-10-0191

5-9


Royal St., 427-433

85-02-0097

4-12


Sixth St., 834-836

86-05-0137

6-1


Sophie Wright Pl., 1935-1943

83-12-0032

4-6


St. Andrew St., 1521-1523

87-08-0163

6-8


St. Charles Ave., 0607

84-04-0050

1-5


St. Charles Ave., 0607

84-04-0050

1-6


St. Charles Ave., 0628

84-12-0085

2-11


St. Charles Ave., 0753-759

84-04-0054

1-8


St. Charles Ave., 0829-839

85-04-0104

4-14


St. Charles Ave., 0944



See 615 Howard Ave.

St. Charles Ave., 102-116



See 622-638 Canal St.

St. Charles Ave., 1319

83-12-0024

3-10


St. Charles Ave., 3801

89-05-0180

5-6


St. Charles Ave., 5912

88-04-0173

5-1


St. Claude Ave., 1226-1230

83-12-0034

4-8


St. Joseph St., 345

87-10-0169

4-18


St. Joseph St., 527-531



See 860 Camp St.

St. Peter St., 827-829 1/2

84-08-0069

1-17


St. Philip St., 922-924

84-10-0076

2-4


Tchoupitoulas St., 0746

84-06-0066

1-14


Tchoupitoulas St., 0800-821

88-06-0175

5-2


Tchoupitoulas St., 1755

84-08-0072

2-1


Third St., 1035

84-10-0074

2-3


Toulouse St., 1020

85-04-0107

2-20


Ursuline St., 816-818

86-05-0138

6-2


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Coded by: Wayne Everard
Coded on: February 21, 2000