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City Council Approves Development in Holy Cross Neighborhood

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Holy Cross ProtestNEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – It appears that changes are coming to Holy Cross. The New Orleans City Council this morning approved a controversial development in the Lower 9th Ward’s Holy Cross neighborhood.

The plan would redevelop some buildings on the old Holy Cross School campus and construction other buildings to be used for residential and commercial purposes in a new condominium community.

The project is being pushed by developer Perez APC.

Supports of the plan say it will help revitalize the ninth ward, but many residents in the historic neighborhood say they don’t want the extra traffic and mid-rise condominiums are completely out of character for the neighborhood.

Below is a video created by citizens against the development.

 

This week the City’s three new Council members heard pros and cons of the plan from Lower 9 Vision Coalition members and stakeholders.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu has said he supports the project.