Vanessa Gueringer, left, and Kim Ford discuss the Holy Cross project and the public-relations campaign supporting it. Credit: Karen Gadbois / The Lens

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...