Holy Cross Project: Community Center
As par of our Holy Cross Project sustainable village in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orelans, we're building a community center. The Community Development and Climate Action Center will feature a community services (e.g., ATM, corner market, etc.), a Visitor’s and Green Building Resource Center, an arts and cultural component, and an emergency center. For emergency needs, a rain water harvesting system will collect water (with filtration bringing it to drinking water standards), and solar panels on the roof of the Center will charge batteries that will provide power for emergency refrigeration (for medicines, etc.), lights and mobile phones in case residents are left without power or are unable to evacuate in an emergency.