Saint Jean 2

Urban development that emerged in the early 70s (now 'Sensitive Urban Area' of the city) in response to a strong demand for housing, due to
1) the significant movements in the early sixties, people from the villages of the island in search of a job in the major port cities,
2) the influx of immigrants from North Africa, and
3) the search for comfort by residents of decayed and often unhealthy buildings in the old centre.

CommunityUrban renovation area
Area descriptionExisting district
Type builtRefurbishment
Nr. buildings4
Nr. houses196
Total gross area (m2)22,904
Average area per home (m2)117
Measures in buildingsImproved ventilation, heating and lighting system, Insulation of roof, walls and windows, Casa system
RemarksBuild in a sensitive urban zone with high public housing, unemployment, and a low education level


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