$45 Million Residential Community Breaks Ground On Westbank

by • September 21, 2015 • Construction, Development, Residential, West BankComments (1)5801

Rendering via peoplescommunityla.org

Rendering via peoplescommunityla.org

Westwego-based developer Peoples Community broke ground last week on the Westwood Crossing, a $45 million gated residential community in the 7000 block of Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero.

Westwood Crossing is a gated community which consisted of 87 over sized lots. The homes average 1500 sq. ft. of living space and each come with a double car garage.   The entire development includes 34 acres for the residential component and 4 acres for commercial.

Sales price begins at $168,000.00, and the developer is offering grant assistance.  The are also offering soft second mortgages are available for up to $65,000.  60 of the homes will be workforce housing with the remaining as market rate.

Peoples Community is lead by Leatrice Hollis and Jocenta Conner.  They have experience in a plethora of affordable-housing developments in the New Orleans area.  Their projects include the Anderson Place subdivision and Jacqueline Court.

Plans for the commercial component include six 900-square-foot retail bays.

Financing was provided by First NBC Bank, and $2.1 million in federal funds through the Jefferson Parish Office of Community Development.

Grid Iron Construction, owned by former Saints star Ricky Jackson, is the general contractor and a co-developer of the project.



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One Response to $45 Million Residential Community Breaks Ground On Westbank

  1. Gail Turner says:

    I would like to know why the construction work at 1523 Wild Oak Lane is incomplete and work is not steady? I was told, back in January, that my husband and I would be able to move in by the end of August. Its been more than a week and no progress have been made and work has stop. No one from Peoples Community or Grid Iron Construction inform me of the problem or when work will resume. Please update me on this situation.

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