Tremé is one of New Orleans’ oldest and most distinctive neighborhoods. The first neighborhood for free people of color in the US, it is also “The Birthplace of Jazz” with a wide array of important cultural landmarks and institutions like Armstrong Park, the Mahalia Jackson Theatre and the New Orleans African American Museum, storied restaurants like Willie Mae’s Scotch House and Dooky Chase, and it is home to the Mardi Super Krewe, the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club.
The Lafitte Greenway (http://www.folc-nola.org/greenway) will be a three-mile continuous linear park connecting the French Quarter to Bayou St. John, Canal Boulevard and City Park that includes a stretch running directly across the street from Faubourg Lafitte. It will provide bicycling and pedestrian paths that connect families living at Faubourg Lafitte to important destinations across New Orleans. When it is complete in the summer of 2015, the Greenway will feature a variety of amenities like pocket parks, sports facilities, outdoor cafes, fountains and public art.
Our community is also served by a multitude of recreation opportunities in addition to the Greenway. We are directly across the street from the Lemann Swimming pool, and are just three blocks from the Treme Recreation Center http://www.nola.gov/nordc/facilities/treme/.
Faubourg Lafitte site is serviced by multiple streetcar and bus lines and its proximity to the city’s Central Business District and BioDistrict make it ideal for working families.
We are located within easy walking distance of the new Whole Foods at the Refresh Project on Broad Street and the revitalized historic Circle Food Store.
Faubourg Lafitee includes an on-site, state of the art Head Start center, managed by Total Community Action, a trusted provider of early childhood development services.