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New Orleans, LA
Felicity Property Co.
Historic Renovation, New Construction
Completed in 2023
Waggonner & Ball
To break new ground, revive the old.
The Carrollton Courthouse, designed in 1855, was a gem of the Carrollton neighborhood. At first, this impressive two-story example of Greek Revival architecture with 18 ft ceilings served Jefferson Parish as a courthouse. Afterward, the building saw use through a rotation of different schools. But for ten years, the building sat vacant and spiraled into neglect. Unraveling from the inside, the property was gradually infiltrated by squatters, vandals, and wild animals. This incredible historic building had become endangered. Fortunately, to break new ground, you can revive the old. Felicity Property Co., a New Orleans-based real estate firm, found the perfect opportunity to save the building by repurposing the Carrollton Courthouse into what would become a vital space for New Orleans’ growing senior population.
Cleared and rehabilitated.
With a proven track record, Impetus expertly weaves the essential components of historic renovation into new construction. That’s why Felicity Property Co. and their partners looked to Impetus to lead this multi-phase project. First, the nearly-abandoned site needed to be cleared and rehabilitated. After demolition (and a surprise vulture eviction), the courthouse was relieved of old material. The Impetus team worked through layers of finishes to evaluate the overall damage. We utilized drones and 360-degree cameras to get a comprehensive picture of the entire structure and track progress moving forward.