Leaders Break Ground on $4.3M Desire Florida Multi-Service Center

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NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell today joined other officials and community leaders to break ground on the $4.31 million Desire Florida Multi-Service Center in District D.

“Efficiently and effectively spending federal funding on projects like the Desire Florida Multi-Service Center perfectly illustrates how we can be good stewards of the funding we’re receiving under the American Rescue Plan Act,” said Cantrell. “We recognize the importance of keeping these infrastructure projects moving throughout New Orleans, including right here in District D. We’re also excited that this NORD facility will provide year-round programming for seniors during the day and after-school and cultural programs during the evening hours. This gives NORD more flexibility in serving the residents of the Desire and Florida communities.”

The project for this 11,418-square-foot facility is mainly funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will include the following:

  • A full commercial kitchen
  • Various office facilities for staff
  • Music room
  • Two meeting rooms with multimedia capabilities
  • Three multipurpose rooms
  • Flex space for future planned programs
  • Exterior secured rear yard
  • On-site off-street parking (38 spaces) in well-lit lot

The Project team features:

  • Architect – Mathes Brierre Architects
  • Contractor – NFT Group, LLC
  • CPA Project Manager – Jerry Harris
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