C.J. Peete Housing Development

In 1997, Manning Architects served as a member of the project team charged with the revitalization of C.J. Peete, a 1,400-unit, inner-city housing development in New Orleans. Led by UNIDev., L.L.C. of Chevy Chase Maryland, the team coordinated their efforts to outline the transformation of this development into a safe, livable community of 787 residences. Financed through the HOPE VI Program, the planning process included participation by the residents of C.J. Peete and the surrounding community, as well as the Tulane University/Xavier University Campus Affiliates Program.

After the completion of the master plan for the entire C.J. Peete site, Manning Architects was commissioned in 2001 to prepare a strategy for developing the portion of the overall site north of Magnolia Street. The purpose of this effort was to address the increasing need for both rental and for-sale units within the Housing Authority of New Orleans’ (HANO) housing stock. Based on this objective, MA developed three options with varying street grids which included both the for-sale units and rental duplexes.


Housing Authority of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA


$33 million
38-acre site
1997, 2001, 2010

our role:

Member of the project team creating master plan, Lead Architect on design and construction