Neighborhood Impact

Achievements to date

February 2010

Columbia Parc Phase 1 mixed income housing construction completed, 466 units, 100% leasing rate

February 2011

Columbia Parc Phase 2A construction completed, 49 units, 100% leasing rate

February 2012

Columbia Parc Phase 2B construction completed, 49 units, 100% leasing rate

March 2013

Columbia Parc senior housing facility opened, 121 units, 100% leasing rate

October 2013

$9 million Educare early learning center at Columbia Parc opens, enrolls 168 Head Start eligible children aged 6 weeks to 5 years from across New Orleans

March 2014

St. Thomas Community Health Clinic at Columbia Parc begins receiving patients from Gentilly and Greater New Orleans area

November 2015

5th new construction home sold as part of BDF ongoing blight remediation efforts in Gentilly area

February 2015

City Park Golf Course Construction begins – BDF’s “economic engine”

August 2015

New McDonogh 35 College Preparatory campus opens 3 blocks from Columbia Parc

October 2015

Partnership confirmed with KIPP Believe K-8 to relocate campuses to Columbia Parc

Milestones scheduled

Spring 2017

Anticipated completion of City Park golf course construction

Spring 2017

Begin construction of state of the art KIPP Believe K-8 facility at Columbia Parc

Summer 2017

Anticipated completion of permanent St. Thomas Community Health clinic at Columbia Parc

Fall 2018

Anticipated opening of KIPP Believe K-8 facility at Columbia Parc, completing “cradle-to-college” pipeline in Gentilly

Remaining components in progress

Finalizing partnerships with grocery and pharmacy operators for on-site stores