In April, Peter Gardner bought a blighted house at 2335 Conti St. from the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority. He was given a year to renovate the small house in Mid-City, so he stabilized it and started to work on financing and architectural plans.
Monday morning, he drove up and was shocked to see that the building was gone — demolished earlier that day by a city contractor.
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