On The Neighborhoods Map
Built onto the site of the former St. Thomas public housing project, the River Garden Apartments include more than 600 mixed-income apartments designed as duplexes, fourplexes and townhouses set around a park. They were built alongside apartments for seniors and the Wal-Mart Superstore on the edge of the complex, on Tchoupitoulas Street. Five historic brick buildings were retained and restored into 37 apartments.
The St. Thomas project has already been undergoing renovations through the HUD program prior to Katrina, and it was the first to return to residency after the storm.