April 7, 2011

To Renovate, and Surpass, City’s Legacy

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NEW ORLEANS — As Democrats and Republicans continue to feud over the budget, and the federal government prepares to shut down, the effect of the budget war on the fate of a single proposal for the renovation of a dilapidated public housing project in New Orleans may seem inconsequential.

The proposal, which calls for transforming the 1940s Iberville complex in downtown New Orleans into a denser mixed-income neighborhood, with town houses and new low-rise buildings interspersed among the existing three-story apartment blocks, would result in a total of more than 2,400 units of housing on and around the site.

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