New Urban New Orleans

New Orleans – New Urban Projects

Compiled by Gate Pratt (limehs@earthlink.net)

 Source:   New Orleans Times-Picayune (ww.nola.com)

January 20, 2012

*rev1 – Jan 22,2012

please fact check all information for accuracy prior to citation.

 

A good article on the subject of the Public Housing projects, with photos, stats & links:

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/02/the_architecture_of_new_orlean.html

The architecture of New Orleans' rebuilt public housing gets mixed reviews

February 13, 2011

 

The Big 4 Housing Projects:

Faubourg Lafitte (Laffitte) –

# of Units complete, phase 1:  134 of 517

Total Buildout = approx. 1,000 units

Project Cost: $32M (phase 1)

Replaces 897 units

Design Team:  Planning-UDA / Architect - Michael Willis, San Francisco

 Developer: Providence Community Housing, New Orleans

 

Harmony Oaks (C.J. Peete) –

# of Units complete, phase 1:  460

Total Buildout = ?

Project Cost: $178M (phase 1)

Replaces 1,000 units in old Magnolia Project

Design Team:  Planning-Torti Gallas / Architect – KAI, St. Louis

Developer: McCormick, Barron, Salazar

 

Columbia Parc (St. Bernard) –

# of Units complete, phase 1:  466

Total Buildout =  778 (adding 312 phase 2)

Project Cost: $138M (phase 1)

Replaces 897 units

Design Team:  Planning-Broadmoor Design, NOLA / Architect – JHP, Dallas

 Developer: Columbia Residential, Atlanta

Desing assistance from LA Speaks Pattern Book

 

B.W. Cooper –

# of Units  proposed, phase 1:  419

Total Buildout =   

Project Cost:  $118M, est’d phase 1

Replaces  1,000 units

Design Team:  Planning-unknown/ Architect - unknown

 Developer: unknown

 

Subtotal – Big 4:  # of Units Complete: 1,060 /  # proposed, total: 1,800+

Project cost to date: $328M (not incl. Cooper @$118M)

 

River Garden (St. Thomas) –  2004

# of Units complete: 

Project Cost: unknown

Replaces: unknown

Design Team:  Planning-unknown / Architect – unknown

 Developer: McCormick, Barron, Salazar & HRI properties NOLA

 

Iberville    proposed

# of Units to be provided:   2,500 (800 on site, 1,700 scattered)

Project Cost: $589M

Replaces: 821

Design Team:  Planning-unknown / Architect – unknown

 Developer: McCormick, Barron, Salazar & HRI properties NOLA

 

Fischer

# of Units complete:  219

Project Cost: $8M +

Replaces: 1,000 units

Design Team:  Planning-unknown / Architect –LRK

Developer:

 

Desire

# of Units complete:  unknown

Project Cost: unknown

Replaces: unknown units

Design Team:  Planning-UDA? / Architect –Torti Gallas & Partners

 Developer:  Michaels Development

 

Florida

# of Units complete:  unknown

Project Cost: unknown

Replaces: unknown units

Design Team:  Planning-unknown / Architect –unknown

Developer:

 

Imperial

# of Units complete:  unknown

Project Cost: unknown

Replaces: unknown units

Design Team:  Planning-unknown / Architect –unknown

Developer:

 

DPZ Projects –

Jackson Barracks

# of Units complete: 

Project Cost:

Replaces:

Design Team:  Planning-DPZ / Architect –

Developer:  LA National Guard?

 

Federal City

# of Units complete: 

Project Cost:

Replaces:

Design Team:  Planning-DPZ / Architect –

Developer:  US Navy? 


New Urban Post-Katrina Recovery Planning Efforts in New Orleans  -

 1. Claiborne Avenue - Removing the I-10 overpass & restoring an urban boulevard.

Inititative & Study sponsored by: CNU in partnership with local Citizen’s Groups.

2Recovery Planning Charrettes & Projects 

    1. Gentilly Neighborhood Charrette 2006  - major grassroots effort with large NU team for very large area.  Team:  CNU/DPZ
    2. Gentilly (redux), CBD, and French Quarter – 3 charrettes: Team: Goody Clancy/DPZ 
    3. Marigny - unofficial planning by DPZ
    4. Bywater - Corner Markers:  affordable infill development prototypes (Duany/Dorney) 
    5. New Orleans code rewrite influenced by NU work

3. Katrina Cottages

MISSISSIPPI:

Mississippi Gulf Coast Recovery Charettes & Planning

 

NU Charrettes & SmartCode Adoption   occurred in the following Mississippi cities:

  • Pass Christian
  • D'Iberville
  • Gulfport
  • Long Beach? it was headed for adoption.  Status Unknown

 

NU charrettes  (2006 and later) in:

 Waveland (Orr),

Bay St. Louis (Dennis)

Ocean Springs (Dover Kohl).

 

Prominent CNU Members in New Orleans

Jack Davis, CNU Board of Trustees

Ann Daigle, Princes Foundation for the Built Environment

Gaither Pratt, National Trust for Historic Preservation, New Orleans Field Office Director, 2010-2011

Patty Gay, Director of Preservation Resource Center

Scott Ball, DPZ Project Manager

Andres Duany –Developer, Bywater Houses

 

Non-Profit Housing Groups doing laudable tradional-inspired infill:

Preservation Resource Center – Rebuilding Together/Operation Comeback – Rehab 100+ existing houses

Build Now – 50+ houses,http://www.buildnownola.com/

Habitat for Humanity – Musician’s Village

Project Home Again – 100 houses by summer 2012,http://www.projecthomeagain.net/

 

 

*rev1 – added Desire/Florida/Imperial projects.  Added NU NOLA & MS recovery charrettes

 

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