Talk of redeveloping the abandoned Holy Cross school in the Lower 9th Ward into a mixed-use space has been going on for years, and the plans have been met with pushback from neighbors and some bureaucratic hold-ups. But now it looks like the project is finally moving forward: The Advocate reports that construction is slated to begin early next year.
Perez Architects got the thumbs-up from City Council last summer to build two 60-foot-high riverfront residential buildings and to redevelop the old administration building into commercial and office space, despite objections from neighbors.
The firm still needs to file permit requests with the city for the selective demolition, remediation and renovation of the four-story, 45,000-square-foot structure. Construction should begin in the first quarter of 2016 and take about 12 months to complete, The Advocate says.
· Work to start in early 2016 on redevelopment of former Holy Cross School site [The Advocate]
· All Holy Cross developments coverage [Curbed NOLA]