River Garden, located in the historic Lower
Garden District of New Orleans, is a vibrant community created
through the HUD HOPE VI Redevelopment of the former St. Thomas
Housing Development. The River Garden community sits on
approximately 60 acres located immediately adjacent to the
Mississippi Riverfront on the edge of the trendy New Orleans
Embracing “New Urbanism” concepts, River Garden incorporates mixed
use developments with a pedestrian and an historic preservation
Providing the development road map for this neighborhood, the
River Garden Master Plan summarizes all components of the River
Garden Community which include:
Garden Apartments, Construction Site I (CS
I): River Garden
CS I includes 296 apartments in duplexes, fourplexes and townhouse
with special attention to historic design sensitivity, River Garden
CS I offers all of the amenities of newly constructed residential
with a uniquely New Orleans neighborhood feel.
Neighborhood Park: A 2.75 acre neighborhood park
sits in the center of the River Garden neighborhood offering ample
green space, trees, and pedestrian walkways.
home ownership opportunities in this community, River Garden Homes
will create 73 new construction homes built in proximity to the
central River Garden Neighborhood Park.
Garden Elderly Apartments includes 57 elderly apartments in a new
construction four story building. Located immediately adjacent to
the Redemptorist Church complex, residents will have access to a
private landscaped courtyard.
Bringing new life into five historic St. Thomas buildings, River
Garden Historic Apartments creates 37 apartments in the brick and masonry structures, all
surrounding an oak tree canopied courtyard.
Garden Construction Site II (CS
II): River Garden
CS II will be comprised of 310 new construction townhouse and four
story residential buildings. Built with similar design
attention as previous River Garden developments, River Garden CS
II’s location benefits from the convenience of an adjacent Wal-Mart
retail center and the neighborhood park
keeping with the mixed use concept for the site, HRI properties
spearheaded the efforts to develop a Wal-Mart retail center on the
south end of the River Garden overall site. Additionally, approximately
26,000 square feet of neighborhood retail space will be constructed
in association with the River Garden CS II development.
part of the River Garden HOPE VI Redevelopment, the developer is
committed to providing additional units outside the official
boundaries of the River Garden community. An additional 100 units of rental
units and 50 units of homeownership units will be constructed on
scattered sites throughout the city.