Manning Architects led a series of charrettes and site visits with four stakeholder groups: Residents, City of New Orleans, HANO, and HRI Properties. We reached a consensus on a conceptual master plan that reflects the traditions of New Orleans development patterns while accommodating the requirements of contemporary lifestyles.
The plan is being shaped by HUD requirements for replacement, work-force, and market-rate housing. The existing 821 housing units have been replaced by 900 units. New streets extend through the site reconnecting the development to the city’s street grid. A neighborhood park with playgrounds and a community center is centrally located on the site. The plan adopts a preservation strategy as the focal point of the design where existing buildings, open spaces, and large oak trees serve as cohesive units woven into the new layout.
Housing Authority of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
1994 – present, phased
Project Architect in the development of a master plan