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Coffey Group Architecture, LLC


New Orleans Mid-Town District

This area was devastated by Hurricane Katrina flooding. The masterplan was adopted as the official plan for the area anchored by Xavier University. The Plan eliminates several highway exit ramps and integrates new open space (Xavier Lake and Xavier Transit Square) into a more pedestrian feasible environment. It allows Xavier to grow and sets up a neighborhood entertainment district with retail and housing that is, along with the other primary uses, ‘flood protected’ by being built generally on a ‘podium of parking’. Access to Amtrak Rail and extensions of the nearby Streetcar Line reinforce the suitability and need for density at this fairly central location within New Orleans.