NEW ORLEANS - District "D" Councilmember Jared Brossett, Providence Community Housing, and Columbia Residential will celebrate the groundbreaking of Sacred Heart at St. Bernard on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.
Featured speakers will include Councilmember Brossett, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Terri North, Jim Grauley, E. Keith Cunningham Jr., Karen Deblieux and Aron Weisner.
Providence Community Housing and Columbia Residential have been working for over a year on the development of the former Sacred Heart Church at St. Bernard, into an affordable mixed-income and mixed-use community in the 7th Ward neighborhood of New Orleans.
Located within the Faubourg Lafitte and Choice Neighborhood footprints, the site will be renovated into six rental units. Additionally, a new four-story building will be constructed and will contain 47 residential rental units, laundry facilities, fitness center, a small public community room and approximately 4,200 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
In total, the community will provide 53 one- and two-bedroom apartments, totaling over 65,000 square feet; 44 units will be reserved for residents making below 60 percent of the Area Median Income and nine will be market rate.
The development team has partnered with Black Men of Labor, Block Construction, Section 3 and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms for the construction work. The team is planning a job fair for the project to take place in March 2017.
This project will bring critical affordable rental housing to a core city neighborhood. Construction, which started last month, is expected to be complete in January 2018.
Jared Brossett, District "D" Councilmember
Mitch Landrieu, Mayor, City of New Orleans
Terri North, Providence Community Housing
Jim Grauley, Columbia Residential
E. Keith Cunningham, Jr., Louisiana Housing Corporation
Karen Deblieux, Capital One Bank
Aron Weisner, Enterprise Community Investment
Groundbreaking of Sacred Heart at St. Bernard for new mixed-income, multifamilycommunity in the historic 7th Ward.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sacred Heart at St. Bernard
1720 St. Bernard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116