Elevation: 0 feet (0 m)[
Coordinates: 29°57′34″N 90°04′25″W
Area: 0.06 square miles (0.2 km2)
land 0.06 square miles (0.2 km2)
Population: As of the census of 2010, there were 1,238 people, 482 households, and 295 families residing in the neighborhood.
Boundaries: St. Louis Street, Basin Street, Iberville Street and North Claiborne Avenue
Notable Buildings and Area
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.
During segregation, the Iberville was occupied by whites, while the nearby Lafitte Projects served the black tenants.
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 2003.4 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.