New Orleans begins tearing down Iberville housing project

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Construction crews demolished parts of the Iberville housing project Tuesday.

The Housing Authority of New Orleans and city officials approved to knock down 59 of 75 buildings on the site.

It’s just the beginning of a $30 million project to rebuild the Iberville.

The new development will include more than 200 mixed income rental units, 81 public housing units, and 97 regular rental units.

It’s part of a much bigger $600 million project to revitalize the area bordered by Broad & Rampart Streets and St. Bernard and Tulane Avenues.