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A NOLA developer is finalist in prestigious design award

Gentrification does not always have to be bad

One of the 46 Iberville Rehab sites
Iberville Offsite Rehabs I & II: Kronberg Wall

A New Orleans real estate developer is a finalist in the Rudy Bruner Award.

Redmellon Restoration & Development, a real estate development company based in New Orleans, has redeveloped several structures under its mantra “‘homes,’ not ‘units,” with the plans of maintaining affordability in gentrification.

The Redmellion Restoration & Development is also known for its redesign of the Gators Market building on Oretha Castle Haley, which is now the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market.

This week, the New Orleans developer is recognized for its Iberville Offsite Rehabs I & II, which is the rehabilitation of 46 scattered site historic homes for homeless women and children.

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence a design award that highlights developers who masterfully transform urban places, leaving distinguishable economic and social impacts in the sites surrounding neighborhood and city. This will be the 27th award of its kind.

The developer that is recognized as the gold medalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence will receive $50,000. The remaining four silver medalist will receive $10,000.

The five finalist will undergo a rigid evaluation process that includes site visits, interviews and committee discussions.

The other four finalist have redeveloped sites in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.