Heritage Senior Residences at Columbia Parc marks the fourth and final phase of housing in the master-planned, 52-acre Columbia Parc at the Bayou District in New Orleans, which replaces the former St. Bernard public housing project that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Achieving LEED for Homes Platinum certification, the development team went above and beyond the sustainability measures that were in the first three phases of Columbia Parc, which earned LEED Silver.
The water- and energy-efficient units help seniors save on their utility bills. After more than a year in operation, Jim Grauley, president of Columbia Residential, says most residents are averaging well below half the utility allowance allocated as part of their rents. The seniors also receive ample community and supportive services from nonprofit Kingsley House.