Urban Revitalization in the Heart of Historic New Orleans


NEWCITY Neighborhood Partnership is a space where people and groups who live and work in the Tremé/Lafitte, Tulane/Gravier, and Seventh Ward Neighborhoods come together to share information, discuss issues, and build partnerships.

Upcoming Meetings

The next meeting will be a special meeting held Friday, January 13, 2017, at 1:30 pm at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center (2200 Lafitte Street).

Please contact Amy Stelly at or 504.430.6455 with questions or requests!


Since 2005, over $5.2 billion have been invested or are slated to be invested within the NEWCITY neighborhoods of Tremé/Lafitte, Tulane/Gravier, and the Seventh Ward including:

$3.5 billion in healthcare

$1.3 billion in housing

$110 million in the arts

$74 million in education

$18 million in green space

$127 million in infrastructure

$122 million in neighborhood amenities

Learn about each investment in the NEWCITY Project Page!

NEWCITY Projects

Carver Theater

The Historic Carver Theater reopened its doors as a live performance venue on April 30th, 2014.

This newly restored iconic sign comes from the original theater, which operated as a first-rate movie theater for Americans from the 1950s to the 1980.

Visit the Carver’s website for upcoming show information!

More on the Carver Theater Redevelopment

ReFresh is Open for Business

The ReFresh Project is open for business! Whole Foods Market, Liberty’s Kitchen, Firstline Charter Schools, Boystown, Crescent City Community Land Trust, Broad Community Connections, and the Tulane Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine are all operating at 300 N. Broad Street. The ReFresh Community Farm is located around the perimeter of the building and on the roof and will begin programming in January 2015.

ReFresh is a project of NEWCITY partners Broad Community Connections and L+M Development Partners that converted the vacant former Schwegmann’s grocery on Broad and Bienville into a fresh food hub.

The rest of the development’s businesses and tenants are scheduled to move in this spring/summer. ReFresh will have community meeting space, community gardens, and health & wellness programming!


More on ReFresh

NEWCITY/Providence Resident Survey Findings

In the summer of 2013, the Faubourg Lafitte Tenants Association worked with Providence Community Housing & NEWCITY to conduct 201 door-to-door surveys with residents of  Lafitte/Tremé.

The results of this research are available under Maps & Data.


See the Findings

Investments in NEWCITY

Visit our Projects page to learn the $4.2 billion of post-Katrina investment in NEWCITY,  including the Bell SchoolCarver TheaterReFreshPhillis Wheatley, and more.

Browse Maps & Data

Visit the Maps & Data page see the 2008 and 2011 NEWCITY Parcel Vacancy Maps.

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