The Tremé Lafitte Public Housing Development
was a 27.5-acre parcel 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
massive overhaul of this type of facility across the entire community.
Eventually, L+M Development Partners 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 on the site of the former Lafitte development and scattered
throughout the surrounding neighborhoods – blurring the edges of a
Broadmoor, in a joint venture with Milton J.
Womack, has provided approximately $50 million is construction contract value
to the Lafitte Redevelopment Plan under six individually negotiated contracts.
This housing, built in the tradition of standard, wood-frame housing, now
exists in far greater sync with the surrounding neighborhoods, allowing the
residents to live a far more inclusive life alongside their neighbors.
Broadmoor was contractually required to
complete 86 units in 10 months for owner to realize tax incentives, we
completed 120 allowing owner realize additional tax incentives.
Owner: L+M Development Partners, Providence Community
Housing, and Enterprise (Lafitte
Housing Development, LLC)
Architect: Michael Willis Architects / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Contract Value: $50,000,000
Size: 276 family homes
Services: General Contractor