A Development Partnership

BonVi was created by Iris Development, a New Orleans-based development company. The company’s mission is to create sustainable, attractive, and diverse communities. It’s the company’s goal for this project to honor the history of Bywater and to be reflective of the diverse community that built this unique, attractive, and compelling neighborhood.

Iris’ development partner, Green Coast Enterprises, also has a proven track record in such projects, such as restoring the Pythian Building & Market to its former glory is one example of many. The company’s industry-leading capabilities in energy efficiency and sustainability helped propel this project to its Energy Star certification. Together Iris Development and Green Coast Enterprises are working to create sustainable, diverse, energy-efficient housing.

Additional partners are the Industrial Development Board of New Orleans and the City of New Orleans’ Office of Community Development, as well as Capital Impact Partners, Enterprise Community Partners, Partners for the Common Good, the Low Income Investment Fund, and the Crescent City Community Land Trust.