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Hurricane Katrina rebuilding hurdles illustrated

July 22, 2012
By REBECCA MOWBRAY , The Times-Picayune

NEW ORLEANS, La. - After Hurricane Katrina, neighbors dreamed of the modest Lake Terrace Center strip mall at 1532 Robert E. Lee Blvd. blossoming into a town center, becoming a focal point for their rebuilding efforts and a brighter future. Their vision was enshrined as one of former recovery czar Ed Blakely's 17 target recovery zones, but seven years after the storm, the Lake Terrace Center remains gutted and fenced with no signs of progress. On June 7, the property was cited at a blight hearing and given 60 days to make improvements.



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