Treme’ Lafitte Housing Redevelopment

Project Description

Client: Lafitte Redevelopment LLC
Location: New Orleans, LA
Architect: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Michael Willis Architects
Date of Completion: 2011

The Project

The Tremé Lafitte Public Housing Development is a 27.5 acre parcel of land, redeveloped in the historic Tremé/ Lafitte neighborhood of New Orleans.  After Hurricane Katrina left the property mostly abandoned in late 2005, the City of New Orleans began to take a larger look at the state of their public housing.  This evaluation and master planning effort eventually led to a city wide overhaul of this type of facility to better serve residents.  L+M Development Partners, a New York based firm, was selected to operate and oversee the redevelopment of the Lafitte site.  The plan called for the creation of 900 subsidized rental homes/ apartments and 600 for-sale homes.  This type of development blurred the edges of a once isolated area, creating a more unified neighborhood.

Broadmoor, in a joint venture with Milton J. Womack, has provided approximately $85.6 million in construction contract value to the Tremé Lafitte Redevelopment Plan under five individually negotiated contracts.  This housing, built in the traditional New Orleans vernacular of classic wood-framing, now exists in far greater sync with the surrounding neighborhoods, allowing the residents to live a far more inclusive lifestyle alongside their neighbors.  The Broadmoor-Womack team helped the owner to realize the available tax incentives for all phases of the development.