11 Jul '11, 1pm

"Katrina Cottages" find post-Katrina uses as affordable housing, educational facilities, offices, & more

"Katrina Cottages" find post-Katrina uses as affordable housing, educational facilities, offices, & more

“The group of cheerful-looking cottages with their white picket fences and welcoming front porches are making a statement about alternative living in Ocean Springs. Cottage Square is being developed on a two-acre plot on Government Street near downtown of this walkable town. Planners hope it will serve as a model for the concept of mixed-use zoning and affordable housing. The cottages, built in a coastal style and painted pastel colors, are built to hurricane codes . . . "’We work with local governments and developers to help provide housing,’ said Michelle Whetten, Gulf Coast director for Enterprise. ‘We were invited to participate by the Katrina Cottage Group because we share a lot of the same goals, and we wanted to demonstrate how these cottages can be used. We also share their emphasis for green, energy-efficient housing’ . . . “She and Tolar believe the cottages are ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/katrina_cotta...

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