100 Unit, 94,000sf Apartment Development for Seniors Moves Forward

by • November 25, 2013 • Community Development, Mid-City, Multi Family, Tax CreditsComments (2)7934

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 lafitteFaubourg 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.


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2 Responses to 100 Unit, 94,000sf Apartment Development for Seniors Moves Forward

  1. […] homes being built on scattered sites in the surrounding neighborhood.  The new Faubourg Lafitte includes 100 units in a nearly 100,000 sf apartment building for low-income seniors as well as more traditional low income housing. The redevelopment restores the historical street […]

  2. […] phase will feature a new 100,000-square-foot apartment complex for low-income senior citizens at 700 N. Galvez St., and is part of the larger redevelopment of the Lafitte Projects after […]

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