$3.5 million awarded to St. Margaret's at former Lindy Boggs site

St. Margaret’s at Mercy Hospital in Mid-City was awarded $3.5 million in Project-Based Recovery Opportunity Program funding.

  • Funding will transform the historic, but blighted, former Lindy Boggs and Catholic Sisters of Mercy Medical Center in Mid-City New Orleans, into an interdisciplinary campus comprising of a 116-bed skilled nursing home, a 290,000 square foot facility for specialty surgery, out-patient services and commercial space.
  • The project will create jobs within the biomedical sector, as well as preserve the historic character of Mercy Hospital and mission of providing quality medical care for indigent and needy. The agency was located in the Lower 9th Ward and had been serving elderly citizens since 1931 before its facility was destroyed by Katrina.
  • St. Margaret’s is currently operating out of a temporary facility in the Upper 9th on St. Claude. The PROP funds will be used in Phase 1 to leverage New Market Tax Credits and State Historic Tax Credits to renovate the campus and any new construction. The project will establish a level of affordable, quality elderly nursing home care that has not existed since Katrina and that it will help serve as a catalyst for development of the city’s biomedical district.

We look forward to the revitalization that this institution will bring to Mid-City!

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