Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Gert Town, Ghost Town

Gert Town is a neighborhood that has been pretty much abandoned by residents and officials. It is a predominately blue-collar area was fairly recently developed and so is mostly devoid of the cultural architecture that New Orleans is known for.

It is also 75% renter occupied which means there will be little economic impetus for property owners to rebuild. And because it is the location for much of New Orleans light industrial businesses, Gert Town may be one of New Orleans' neighborhoods that is least likely to be rebuild and a prime candidate for green space, especially the blocks in close proximity to Xavier University.

1 comment:

cehwiedel said...

Your post will be included in this week's Carnival of Hurricane Relief. See:


Carnival of Hurricane Relief