The third phase of the Faubourg Lafitte housing project redevelopment is getting ready to break ground. Blitch Knevel Architects LLC, the architect of record for developers L+M Development, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. and Providence Community Housing, filed a building permit on November 20, 2013 for the 100 Unit, 94,000sf apartment building for low-income seniors at 700 N. Galvez Street.
The Faubourg Lafitte Senior Building is the third phase of a new mixed income community on the site where the Lafitte public housing development once stood. The first two phases were completed in 2011, consisting of approximately $77 million in total development costs and including the construction of 276 public housing and low income units in a mix of single family homes, duplexes, and 6-plex buildings. There are an additional 241 units to be built on-site including a mix of senior rental housing, market rate rental housing, and homeownership.
Faubourg Lafitte is also located directly across the street from the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center, a community center that provides a range of services including case management, employment training, community literacy courses, homebuyer counseling, and a Boys and Girls Club operated summer camp. Faubourg Lafitte is also situated along the new Lafitte Greenway which will link various neighborhoods of New Orleans together with bike paths, walking trails and community gardens.
Along with Broad Community Connections, L+M Development is also the developer behind Project Refresh, the new fresh food hub at 300 N. Broad that will feature a Whole Foods Market.