New Orleans: Mixed-use redevelopment coming for Katrina-damaged school site

Construction will begin early next year on the first phase of a planned mid-rise mixed-use development on the former site of Holy Cross School in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, the development team behind the project said on July 29, 2015.

Despite objections from some Holy Cross residents that the development would overwhelm their community of mostly modest, low-rise houses, Perez Architects received the go-ahead from the City Council last summer to build two 60-foot-high riverfront residential buildings and to redevelop the old administration building into commercial and office space.

The conversion of the existing building, a $10 million project, will make up the first phase of the development.

The four-story, 45,000-square-foot structure is the only one remaining after most of Holy Cross School’s buildings were torn down after Hurricane Katrina.

See original New Orleans Advocate article & photo credit.

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