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New Orleans, LA
Gulf Coast Housing Partnership
CCIWIV Architecture LLC
Culture, commerce, and community.
People make a city. Without them, there’d be no New Orleans. It’s what makes housing and healthcare so important. Gulf Coast Community Housing Partnership (GCHP) looked to further prove that affordable housing with accessible healthcare can enhance health outcomes and sustain a community. Brought on as Lead Contractor, Impetus was tasked with developing and constructing a 210,000 sq. ft. three-building housing complex with 192 units located in the former parking lot of Brown’s Dairy—92 of those reserved for residents aged 55 or older and eligible for Medicaid. H3C derives its name from Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and the corridor’s longstanding principles of culture, commerce, and community. Kicking off, the Impetus preconstruction team faced a unique test, navigating more than just planning and pricing, but the volatile supply market impacting projects nationwide. However, at Impetus, we know that thinking forward begets building forward.
Connected in a remarkable way.
Kicking off the project, the Impetus team demolished the existing concrete parking lot and removed it. The team then extracted over 2,500 cubic yards of dirt spoil that rested beneath the concrete. Beginning construction, a concrete podium foundation was laid—poured at night to avoid traffic delays. To support it, 609 auger-cast piles were drilled into the ground, with timber piles driven as well. The creation of the complex itself was based on a vision that included common areas, along with a selection of one, two, and three-bedroom residences. Though built separately, they were connected in a remarkable way. The Impetus team built a 7,500 sq. ft. terrace on the second floor to connect the buildings and provide an open greenspace-like area with bridges wrapped with a mesh panel for foliage to grow on.