Photo of the first home in Ballfield Holy Cross via Ballfieldholycross.com
Father and son development team Jeffrey & Peter Gardner have completed the first three buildings in a new mixed-use development called “Ballfield Holy Cross,” located in the historic Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans.
These three houses are the first of what will eventually become a $10 million, 36 home, 6 commercial building project developed as a new, walkable community meant to emulate the style and history of the area. The homes are all new construction and will range from 1250-1600 square feet, each with off street parking. The entire project will encompass a 3 acre site, located on 1.5 square blocks of land between Burgundy and N. Rampart streets on the site of the former baseball field for Holy Cross High School.
The first three houses at 920 Reyne, 4995 Burgundy, and 499 Burgundy feature wood floors, 12′ ceilings and consist of three beds and two baths. No incentives were used in the development.
Peter Gardner told CanalStreetBeat that they are hoping to attract a mix of neighborhood tenants for the commercial spaces, including a coffee shop, small restaurants, offices, and art studios. Each space will have 1200-1500 square feet of space, for a total of 7500 square feet.
Peter owns Gardner Development LLC, which has renovated or built well over 100 individual buildings in New Orleans since 1999. Peter co-founded both the Freret Business and Property Owners Association, as well as the Freret Market at a point when Freret street was a mostly vacant and abandoned commercial corridor. Jeff has developed dozens of homes through his company Dumaine Homes LLC, as well as served as a board member and treasurer for the Broadmoor Improvement Association. Peter and Jeffrey have teamed up before, including a 5 house development on Governor Nicholls and North Robertson streets.
The first houses in Ballfield Holy Cross look fantastic. You can check them out yourself at BallFieldHolyCross.com.