|New Orleans Neighborhood|
Iberville Projects on Basin Street
|Planning District||District 4, Mid-City District|
|Elevation||0 ft (0 m)|
|Area||0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|- land||0.06 sq mi (0 km2)|
|- water||0.00 sq mi (0 km2), 0%|
|Density||20,633 / sq mi (7,966 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Iberville Projects is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans and one of the Housing Projects of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Mid-City District Area, its boundaries are St. Louis Street to the north, Basin Street to the east, Iberville Street to the south and North Claiborne Avenue to the west. It is located in the 4th Ward of downtown New Orleans, on the former site of the Storyville district.
Iberville Projects is located at  and has an elevation of 0 feet (0 m) (mean sea level). According to the United States Census Bureau, the district has a total area of 0.06 square miles (0.2 km2), all of which is land.
The Iberville was built on a ten block site in the early 1940s as part of the Wagner Bill. In 1940, the city declared 95% of the structures substandard, clearing the way for construction of the project. There are 858 units in the Iberville.
While the Iberville was closed following Hurricane Katrina, the project was one of the first to reopen. There was no significant damage.
New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin expressed a desire to redevelop the Iberville Projects as early as 2003. In May 2009, Nagin announced a HANO proposal to raze part of it for redevelopment into mixed income housing. Demolition commenced in September 2013.
Demolition of the Iberville Housing projects commenced in September 2013. Mixed income housing will be built on the site will be incorporated into the street grid of the surrounding neighborhoods. Human remains from the adjacent cemetery were found on a significant portion of the site, delaying redevelopment plans for months. These areas will be made into green space.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Iberville Projects.|
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- Pandolfi, Keith (2003). "Canal Street redevelopment placed on hold for six months". New Orleans CityBusiness.
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- "Iberville Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
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