If anyone is interested, there is a photo of what is left of the St. Thomas Housing Development from Gumbo Justice on the On Wings of Murder website at http://murderx5.blogspot.com/
These are the projects where the first couple of murders occur. I took the photo, so please ignore the big pole in the forefront. My talents do not lie in photography.
The two buildings in the photo and a third building on the left which makes up a kind of horseshoe of buildings are the only buildings left in the development. The rest of the area is now a Super WalMart and a large neighborhood of pretty nice houses. The neighborhood was supposed to be "mixed income," but my feeling is the only "mixed" income part is what you see in the photo, because the new houses are pretty much market value houses.