The fight for Grass Lawn is symbolic of the challenge of building back the rich diversity of the Coast – not just the diversity of housing mentioned in this recent Sun Herald editorial.
Hurricane Katrina was an indiscriminate destroyer of homes and housing units. Its winds and surge took away mansions as well as cottages, bungalows along with condos, apartment complexes as well as duplexes.
The storm not only left us thousands of housing units shy of our needs, but it also left us with the challenge of bringing back communities and neighborhoods rich in their diversity of incomes.
With a picture worth a thousand words, Grass Lawn tells the rest of the story.