New housing for seniors closer to completion



If you’ve been anywhere near Orleans Avenue and North Galvez these past months, you’ve noticed a rather large building being constructed in the middle of Faubourg Lafitte, right at the corner. Part of the first 812-unit mixed-income phase of Faubourg Lafitte, the Lafitte Senior Building is well on its way to completion.  As the end of 2015 draws to a close, the building is expected to be 50% complete with a completion date set for Summer of 2016.

The three-story, 100-unit building will provide 1- and 2-bedroom affordable apartments for seniors (62 years and older) over 96,660 square feet of space. Financed through HUD/HANO capital funding and funding from FEMA, the building will be a Certified Green Building , prewired for cable and internet services. It will also contain multiple community rooms, landscaped courtyard and sitting areas and a community garden.

This is a great addition to the Faubourg Lafitte community!