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Organizations We Love: Friends of Lafitte Greenway

By Green Coast on 1 Mar 2019

Nowadays the Lafitte Greenway is seen as a neighborhood connector, starting with Lakeview and ending in Iberville. But, as Friends of Lafitte Greenway’s Executive Director Sophie Harris Vorhoff points out, it wasn’t long ago that the historic transportation corridor with its aging railroad tracks physically separated people. more…

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Organizations We Love: Crescent City Community Land Trust

By Green Coast on 4 Feb 2019

“CCCLT is an innovation in the community land trust world,” Kimbrough says. “Not only do we follow in the single family home for-sale CLT traditional, but CCCLT also focuses on permanently affordable multifamily rentals as well as affordable commercial spaces.” more…

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HEY Coffee Co. to Open on Greenway

By Green Coast on 28 Sep 2018

Looking for a quick energy boost before or after your morning workout on the Lafitte Greenway? You won’t have to wait very long. HEY Coffee Co. will be opening a coffee shop and roasting facility in 2606 St. Louis Street more…

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Freret Street Project Will Deliver Grocery, Affordable Housing and New Condo Model

By Green Coast on 4 Sep 2018

The community has longed for a grocery store on Freret Street for years, and a new mixed-use proposal will deliver that along with office space for nonprofits, affordable and reasonably priced condos. Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) owns the property at 4528 Freret Street, and is partnering with Green Coast on the project. more…

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Green Coast and Iris Announce Plans for New Bywater mixed-income Building

By Green Coast on 29 May 2018

Green Coast and Iris Development are teaming up to produce a 70-unit apartment building (2930 Burgundy), which will include 2,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. In recent years, housing costs in Bywater have dramatically increased, and the developers want to attract priced-out former residents. more…

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Three Great NOLA Restaurants Joining Pythian Market

By Green Coast on 20 Dec 2017

When Pythian Market’s Amy Chan began planning the menu for the Pythian Market, she wanted to make sure the choices reflected the city’s culinary culture, and that vendors were already familiar names to New Orleanians. Her hard work has been paying off and the market recently announced that Ancora Pizzeria, Central City BBQ and 14 Parishes would have stalls in the food hall. more…

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Historic Renovation of 2606 St. Louis Street Offers Renters a Chance to Live on the Greenway

By Green Coast on 2 Aug 2017

By foot or by bike there’s nothing like having a convenient path right outside your door that can lead you across the heart of New Orleans. For many renters, the Lafitte Greenway is quickly becoming a sought after place to live, eat, shop and see a movie, and a new historic redevelopment offers that possibility. more…

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The Pythian Grand Opening

By Green Coast on 5 Jun 2017

It took more than five years to get there, but for the Green Coast team, it was worth every second. With a full crowd of partners, family, friends and supporters, Green Coast along with their co-developers ERG Enterprises and Crescent City Community Land Trust celebrated the long anticipated opening of The Pythian at 234 Loyola Avenue. more…

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Partner Spotlight: Broad Street Cider & Ale to Open in July

By Green Coast on 31 May 2017

All of the ciders will be preservative free and the couple will regularly be offering eight handcrafted ciders, eight guest taps of craft beer, and a small wine program. more…

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Pythian Building Grand Opening: Please Join Us on 4-7 pm May 12

By Green Coast on 28 Apr 2017

That ride is about to have a brief stop on Friday, May 12 from 4-7 pm, when the Pythian’s three co-developers ERG Enterprises, Crescent City Community Land Trust and Green Coast celebrate the Pythian’s Grand Opening. The ceremony will take place in Duncan Plaza at Gravier Street and Loyola Avenue with a reception following in the Pythian Building. more…

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Historical Marker to Commemorate Pythian Building: Plessy and Ferguson Foundation to unveil plaque

By Green Coast on 28 Mar 2017

The Plessy and Ferguson Foundation, a civil rights organization, has led the effort to have the state recognize the Pythian with an historical marker, which will be unveiled on April 6 on the outside of the building. The Louisiana Office of the Lieutenant Governor“Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, is officially recognizing the Pythian Building as one of New Orleans storied landmarks. more…

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Moving On Up! Renters moving into Pythian Building

By Green Coast on 28 Mar 2017

Small says that people have fallen in love with the amenities“the views, contemporary living spaces, parking, security, the upcoming market and other retailers•€“but location remains a prime motivator. more…

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Restoring History: Pythian Building honors Original Owners

By Green Coast on 31 Jan 2017

S.W. Green originally constructed the building, which included decorative tympana above the ground floor entrances, in 1908 for the Colored Knights of the Pythias. Scott Crane led the design process for studioWTA and says the team wanted the design to reflect the first owners and welcome visitors as they enter the doors to the new Pythian Market. more…

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Pythian Project: Dry and on Schedule

By Green Coast on 30 Aug 2016

On Friday, August 26, Green Coast and our partners, ERG Enterprises and Crescent City Community Land Trust, celebrated the Pythian™s •drying in.” The project is on schedule and “dry” and now sufficiently completed to keep out wind and rain and other elements, so interior work can begin without weather-related damage. more…

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GCR’s New Listing on Aubry Street: Renovating with an Eye Towards Energy Savings and Comfort

By Green Coast on 26 Jul 2016

When Duncan Cheney bought a house (2834 Aubry Street) steps from the Gentilly entrance to the Fairgrounds he wanted to renovate and resell the historic shotgun, making improvements that included better energy efficiency. Cheney selected Green Coast Realty as the listing agency. First, he gutted the house and before installing new drywall, Cheney put in foam board between the framing studs. In order to seal it even more from outside air and moisture, he had foam insulation sprayed between the studs. He also added a central HVAC system with a heat pump, which is more efficient than gas or electric alone. more…

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Partner Spotlight: Pythian Market

By Green Coast on 26 Jul 2016

When Pythian Market General Manager and Partner Eric Eckert talks about what food means to people, he brings a sociological perspective to it. “Food is a great communicator and connector,” Eckert says. “Today with the resurgence of public markets, food still has the ability to build communities and that’s what I think the Pythian Market will do.” more…

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Home for Sale in Irish Channel

By Green Coast on 3 Mar 2014

Green Coast has recently remodeled a three-bedroom home in the Irish Channel at 2722 Annunciation St. It boasts all new, top of the line appliances, custom cabinets, granite countertops, new hardwood and finished concrete floors. The home is full of natural light and has a gracious open-feeling concept between the den, kitchen, and dining room. The large backyard is recently landscaped and the neighborhood is welcoming. more…

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The Evolution of Washington and Broad

By Green Coast on 28 Oct 2013

Earlier this week, I heard a father describing the Washington and Broad intersection to his children as he remembered it. I was struck by this moment because it is one of the hundred reasons why we built the project. more…

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Bienville Double Fully Leased

By Green Coast on 21 Oct 2013

GCE Green Development’s first property, a double at the corner of Bienville and Rochenblave, has finally finished construction and is fully leased. A party complete with ice cream cake marked the beginning of a new chapter for the new tenants and the neighborhood. more…

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Two New Eateries Open on Washington and Broad

By Green Coast on 18 Oct 2013

Laurel Street Bakery and 3 Potato 4 are now open on the corner of Washington and Broad. So whether you’re craving bagel sandwiches with fresh ingredients, sweet potato waffle fries with garlic ketchup, or a well-spiced chai latte, stop by and sample all that our new businesses have to offer. more…

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