Florida Projects

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Coordinates: 29°58′55″N 90°01′58″W / 29.98194°N 90.03278°W / 29.98194; -90.03278
Florida Projects
New Orleans Neighborhood
Country United States
State Louisiana
City New Orleans
Planning District District 7, Bywater District
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Coordinates 29°58′55″N 90°01′58″W / 29.98194°N 90.03278°W / 29.98194; -90.03278
Area 0.09 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 - land 0.09 sq mi (0 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 1,604 (2000)
Density 17,822 / sq mi (6,881 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 504

Florida Projects is a neighborhood and a housing project of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Bywater District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Florida Boulevard to the north, Mazant Street to the east, North Dorgenois Street to the south and Congress, Law and Gallier Streets to the west. Along with the Desire Projects, it was historically one of the most crime-ridden areas in Downtown New Orleans and one of the most dangerous housing developments in the country. It was located on Florida avenue across from the Desire Projects. It was heavily flooded in Hurricane Katrina and was subsequently razed.


Geography[edit]

Florida Projects is located at 29°58′55″N 90°01′58″W / 29.98194°N 90.03278°W / 29.98194; -90.03278 [1] and has an elevation of 0 feet (0.0 m).[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the district has a total area of 0.09 square miles (0.2 km2). 0.09 square miles (0.2 km2) of which is land and 0.00 square miles (0.0 km2) (0.0%) of which is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,604 people, 399 households, and 346 families residing in the neighborhood.[3] The population density was 17,822 /mi² (8,020 /km²).

As of the census of 2010, there were 6 people, 2 households, and 2 families residing in the neighborhood.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Florida Development Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 

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