In the Media
The 1,436 unit St. Bernard Housing Development was significantly impacted due to hurricane force winds and flood water caused by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Already in deterioration, the devastation accelerated existing plans to demolish and rebuild a mixed income community. The revitalized development includes transforming the 52 acre site into 17 new city blocks. Columbia Parc at the Bayou District will include a mix of housing. The first two phases of development will bring 563 units of two and three story residential town homes, including a mix of public housing units, tax-credit units that can be rented using rental assistance vouchers, and market rate rental units. The senior phase of development will bring 120 units including 111 units in a three-story building and 9, one-story senior cottages.