Vanessa Gueringer, left, and Kim Ford discuss the Holy Cross project and the public-relations campaign supporting it.

People living near the site of the abandoned Holy Cross school in the Lower 9th Ward know the site has to be redeveloped, but they are unhappy with a plan to build two, seven-story apartment buildings along the river.

Related: An in-depth look at the public-relations campaign behind the project

In this audio story, I talk with them about the character of their neighborhood and their reservations about the plan.


Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...