About Webre Consulting
Webre Consulting, LLC is a community and government relations advocacy firm headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana specializing in construction and business permitting and represents and advises clients in zoning matters, land use and transportation planning, historic district compliance, tax credits, neighborhood engagement, and more. Webre Consulting is State & Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (SLDBE) certified by the City of New Orleans and a WBENC-certified woman-owned business.
Since 2003, founder Nicole Webre has created legislation and lead projects for redevelopment and new development in cultural commerce. From hospitality, residential, to educational uses, Webre Consulting moves through the complicated government and community approval processes required to open and sustain successful ventures.
Along with Webre’s deep expertise in regulatory requirements, government processes, and neighborhood relations, the firm attributes its success to the strong partnerships it has developed with planning, building & safety departments, local law enforcement, and local and state government leaders.
To help clients navigate local and state government agencies in order to maximize growth and achieve their organization’s goals.
Webre Consulting, LLC advises clients on the following:
- Local and state regulatory compliance
- Land use planning: long term planning for large and multi parcel sites
- Zoning and options for future real estate development, including specific site review and analysis
- Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) community engagement
- Permitting: temporary and special event permitting
- Permitting: occupational/business licensing, occupancy, demolition, and building
- Permitting: alcoholic beverage outlet (liquor licenses)
- Life Safety Code Compliance and permitting with Fire Marshal and Health Department
- Commercial and residential entitlements such as conditional use and zoning waivers
- Subdivision applications and resubdivision requests
- Representation at hearings and before public entities: public boards and commissions and city or parish council meetings
- Presentations for zoning requests, historic district appeals, and consideration in public bid processes
- Responses to Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) drafting and presentation
- Tax Credits and Economic Development Incentives:
- Federal Historic Tax Credit Program & Louisiana State Historic Tax Credit Program
- Restoration Tax Abatement
- Enterprise Zone: This tax incentive program provides tax credits and rebates for sales and use taxes for the creation of permanent full time jobs and employment of individuals who reside in disadvantaged areas located in designated Enterprise Zones. Eligibility dependent on meeting job creation and hiring requirements.
- Other small business grants or other business financing opportunities which we research for our individual clients’ properties.