The property at 1200 Opelousas Ave is currently a vacant 10-acre site situated within the Algiers neighborhood. The bounding streets, Atlantic Ave, Thayer Street, Eliza Street, and Opelousas Ave, each form a unique backdrop for the basis of design. The design narrative started with the immediate context, carefully arranging each of the desired uses in a location most suitable on site. The proposal consists of commercial space, a grocery store, single-family lots, Veteran housing, and workforce housing. The arrangement of uses surrounding the site pays respect to the adjacent context, with single-family houses situated along Atlantic and Thayer St, commercial and grocery along Opelousas Ave, and Veteran housing adjacent to Eliza St. The workforce housing units and off-street parking spaces are situated at the lot interior. The street fabric of Evelina street will continue through the site, encouraging connectivity of this new development to the surrounding neighborhood.
We appreciate so many people joining us for our first community meeting on April 21st! For those of you who were unable to attend, you may access the recording of the meeting here. Please check back soon for the meeting summary, and more information about our next community meeting.