The former Winn-Dixie in Treme just outside the French Quarter were to be demolished today. The building has been vacant since Hurricane Katrina and is scheduled to become public-housing.
Developer McCormack Baron Salazar and the Housing Authority of New Orleans was set to demolish the building at St. Louis and North Villere streets at 2:30 p.m. today. The site will become 76 mixed-income apartments and is part of the larger scattered-site redevelopment of the former Iberville Public Housing Development. The project will cost $19.7 million.
30 of the units are reserved for former Iberville residents and 46 will be available at market rate leases.
The site is adjacent to the 23 acre development now called Bienville Basin Community. The multi-phase Iberville Onsite redevelopment transforms the former Iberville Public Housing Development, built in 1942 and located adjacent to the French Quarter, into a mixed-use, mixed-income community. The on-site project, led by HRI Properties, has already built 496 units, with an additional 130 units currently under construction.