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Trying to picture were that is....is it on the east side of O'Neal south of Harrel's Ferry?

Glad they are moving product, but Horton isn't exactly known for building anything worth owning.

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Trying to picture were that is....is it on the east side of O'Neal south of Harrel's Ferry?

Glad they are moving product, but Horton isn't exactly known for building anything worth owning.

 

Correct on the location. I passed by there several times recently and they have several houses already built with more coming.

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Horton has been building on massive plots in Livingston south of I-12. Some of their communities are okay, most are low end. I'm kind of surprised a national homebuilder has survived in Louisiana that long. The smaller local builders must be struggling. Maybe they've picked up some of the better tradesman and their design quality has improved in the last few years.

Isn't O'neal being widened in the area around where this new development is going? Houses there seem to sell surprisingly fast. I used to live fairly close to that.

The plot in question has been left undeveloped for years. I rode my bike down there a few times back in the day and used to see deer and coyotes.

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For single family homes, what is UP's opinion on A Hayes Town?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Hays_Town

I don't mean a politically-laden opinion from an urban planning perspective....I'm curious if you appreciate his work (and the work of those that attempt to mimic his designs)?

His influence on design trends have helped give south LA a unique feel, IMO. It's refreshing not to see vinyl siding-wrapped boxes made to look like a two story colonial when I'm down there, even if there are so many cheap knock offs around.

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Yeah i can appreciate his designs...it has a unique flavor that speaks south Louisiana

 

Here is a thread started 5 years ago....

http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php/topic/44468-mid-century-modern-and-a-hays-town/

 

 

I was unaware he did this downtown office building from way back in 1956 (dont mean to get off topic)...it was called BR's first example of advanced contemporary design

 

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Yeah i can appreciate his designs...it has a unique flavor that speaks south Louisiana

 

Here is a thread started 5 years ago....

http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/index.php/topic/44468-mid-century-modern-and-a-hays-town/

 

 

I was unaware he did this downtown office building from way back in 1956 (dont mean to get off topic)...it was called BR's first example of advanced contemporary design

 

A_Hays_Town.jpg

 

 

 

Absolutely love this building, we almost moved our offices there. 

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Yeah i love that building too! One of my favorites in downtown BR! Small footprint/sleek for it's time; still today. Wish there were more like it...

 

A few of these townhouses were complete; but then abruptly came to a halt..good to see this development will be starting back up again; 8 more townhomes + 28-single homes...going to be a really tight squeeze on that small tract of land!

 

Single-family homes, townhomes planned at Lobdell and Goodwood

The last time the Planning Commission approved a residential development at the corner of Goodwood Boulevard and Lobdell Avenue, it was for an ambitious complex of townhomes called Madison Square. The project never came to fruition. Instead of a dozen buildings comprising 48-townhomes, just one of the buildings was constructed before the property was foreclosed on. Jim Price of Cardinal Acquisition has since purchased it, and now he's planning to revive the property with a gated community called Goodwood Villas, consisting of eight townhomes and about 28 single-family homes. His target market? "You're going to have empty-nesters and young professionals," Price says. He believes construction could begin in four to six months, and says the existing townhome building is only in need of aesthetic amenities, such as carpeting. But first the Planning Commission needs to sign off on the development plans, scheduled to go before the board on Monday. The Planning Commission staff is recommending the board deny approval for the project because plans don't include T-turnarounds at the end of a couple of dead-end streets. Price says he's working with an engineer to provide connector streets. But if that doesn't work, he says he'll sacrifice a lot on the property to build a T-turnaround. Dennis Vidrine, president of the Goodwood Property Owners Association, was unavailable for comment on the development.



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A few of these townhouses were complete; but then abruptly came to a halt..good to see this development will be starting back up again; 8 more townhomes + 28-single homes...going to be a really tight squeeze on that small tract of land!

 

 

Yes it will, but that's what we need more of...Very Dense Nieghborhoods! :thumbsup:

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28 houses seems like a lot, that'll be a ultra dense neighborhood, lol.

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Home construction begins in new phase of Lakes at Jamestown

 

Residential home construction began this week on the fourth phase of the Lakes at Jamestown, developer Carlos Alvarez's highly successful planned-use development of moderately priced homes off Perkins Road near Siegen Lane. Phase 4 is located on the north side of the development and will include 48 single-family homes measuring between 2,000 square feet and 2,400 square feet. The homes will be priced between $270,000 and $350,000. About 26 lots are already sold. "We are pleasantly surprised by the level of activity," Alvarez says. "We were hoping for it but we did not expect it to go this fast." Alvarez also broke ground this week on the infrastructure portion of Jamestown Square, a separate residential subdivision within the PUD that is closer to Pecue Lane. Jamestown Square, which will have 51 zero-lot line homes, was originally supposed to be developed as office space, but changing market conditions prompted Alvarez earlier this year to revise his initial plans. At the time, Alvarez said developing office space is a challenge given current market conditions. However, he sold a one-acre tract earlier this month within the PUD that will be developed into office space. Alvarez says Richard Hedley purchased the site for around $400,000 and plans to build an 8,000-square-foot office building on it. It will be the development's first office building. Alvarez says while Jamestown is very popular with home buyers, it has yet to attract any commercial or retail tenants. —Stephanie Riegel

 

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The north side? That is already filled, unless they mean north of the rail line? Didn't know there was a 4th phase to this.

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The north side? That is already filled, unless they mean north of the rail line? Didn't know there was a 4th phase to this.

 

Just south of the rail line and just west of the "Villas" townhomes!

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Weird. They cleared that land and added drainage a long time ago. I just assumed they had already built that space up.

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With sales exceeding expectations, University Club readies new filing

 

Developers of University Club Plantation have submitted to the Planning Commission plans for a new filing of 68 home sites. The filing—the 10th at University Club—will be called Veranda and will feature homes of between 2,600 square feet and 3,200 square feet, priced between $350,000 and $500,000, according to developer Sinclair Kouns. The homes will feature a traditional, Southern-style design and will be built by Bardwell Construction. "We are honored to be included in the visioning of Veranda and can't wait to bring this new product to the University Club market" says a statement from Bardwell. University Club has experienced rapid growth over the past year. Two other filings, Tiger Crossing and Lake Crest phase two, opened in July and have exceeded expectations, Kouns says. More than 50 of the 70 lots built in the two filings have sold, which Kouns attributes to pent-up demand for housing at the price points offered at University Club. "We are finding that really the price point that is lacking in inventory is between $450,000 and $600,000," Kouns says. "It's been great for us. We had budgeted to sell about 15 homes a year.We did more than 50."—Stephanie Riegel

 

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On one of the largest available plots of land btwn Coursey/Stumberg/Tiger Bend & Jones Creek Rd...the new Audubon Parc not be confused with Audubon Square a mile or so to the east off Tiger Bend Rd

 

New subdivision on Tiger Bend to break ground late fall
 

Plans for a new subdivision on Tiger Bend Road were among several planning and zoning applications submitted to the city-parish Planning Commission for today's application deadline. The subdivision, called Audubon Parc, will be located east of Jefferson Highway and just west of Chippendale Drive. The application includes plans for 47 residential lots, each of which average about 8,000 square feet. The subdivision's developers anticipate breaking ground sometime in late fall.

 

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That area is really flourishing, the Long Farm development will be a good service area.

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That area is really flourishing, the Long Farm development will be a good service area.

Really nice addition, it is good to see these kinds of developments pick up as the recession dwindles. The fact that BR still experienced growth during the recession is going to make this city grow even more once it is over. 

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I don't think this one has been posted.

 

Cook: D.R. Horton buys land for new development
BR Staff
June 4, 2013
 

Pelican Lakes Land Holdings LLC has sold a 69-acre tract to D.R. Horton Inc. for $3,650,000, or about $52,900 per acre. The tract is located off Pelican Lakes Parkway, on the south side of Burbank Drive, west of Gardere Lane. The property will be developed with 300 lots on which D.R. Horton will construct homes that range in price from $200,000 to $400,000; the builder will also spend several hundred thousand dollars to develop an entry off Burbank. The development will feature a clubhouse, pool, park and lake water features. The seller was represented by Dave Treppendahl of NAI/Latter & Blum Realtors; D.R. Horton was represented by Ben Stalter, a partner with Maestri-Murrell Real Estate. Lots should be under construction early this summer.

 

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They're also building a new neighborhood on Elliott Road call Oak Ridge Estates, I had drove by it one day and they dug a very retention pond/lake. It didn't look safe, but I guess they know what they're doing??

 

http://www.dsldhomes.com/oak-ridge-estates

 

 

Also, I don't know if this was mentioned but I don't see it. Two seperate but conjoined neighborhoods have sprung up with seeming lighting speed on Burbank across from Pelican Lakes. They look nice but it's really tight and the yard is miniature. I think it would have looked better if they just didn't have grass and replaced it with hedges and mini-azaleas.

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GONZALES — Developers looking to cash in on a housing crunch created in the wake of industrial expansions in the chemical corridor have been eyeing Gonzales, with new subdivisions on the way for this Ascension Parish east bank city of about 9,800 residents.

 

Add new, smaller subdivisions in the works to the recent announcement of the Conway Plantation development on La. 44 bringing 203 acres of single-family homes, and it appears to be quite an uptick in housing.

Activity is also about to begin anew in the Edenborne Development, also on La. 44.

 

 

http://theadvocate.com/news/ascension/12311366-123/chemical-corridor-expansions-make-gonzales

 

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Just a random thought:

I was wondering why Baton Rouge houses where so expensive, got a hint when I read the biggest determinants are avaliable land and labor. Since I don't think labor is the problem, I looked at the map on google and its amazing to see just how little land Baton Rouge has.

*As Richy mentioned, there is the several hundred acre museum and large horse farm north of that in the middle of town.

*The Duplantier bayou

*The Manchac Bayou area between Baton Rouge and Prarieville

*The Maurepas Bayou area under Ascension and Livingston Parish

*The developer's no man's land of North Baton Rouge and Baker

* The current impracticality of developing north of Zachary

*Then the have the physical and psychological barrier to the west, the Mississippi River

*The Amite River and flood area to the east

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Nice topic Dan :thumbsup:   True...when you break it down like that.... there is not as much land to build on as one might think...kind of like why they called SW BR/Harveston area the final frontier...also below Riverbend/above L'auberge Casino; where the proposed Village of Riverwood will take years to build out; if it ever gets off the ground?

 

Also another area of buildable/undeveloped land that comes to mind.... down Airline Hwy at the south of new Woman's Hospital at the old Briarwood CC & Long Farm's proposed TND that's slowly coming to fruition.

 

Glad the huge La Vie project(east of O'Neal Ln) with movie studio fell thru...that's a nice thick green canopy of woodlands/watershed that should be preserved along the Amite River

 

The Tuscany Villas could easily expand east of Siegen Market Place...but that too seems limited

 

Not many cities...if any...BR's size can boast of two huge chunks of undeveloped land near the center of the city...LSU's Rural Life plantation & Wittier horse ranch property (near Towne Center)....&  the large open field what will become of Rouzan

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East Baton Rouge Parish gotta start looking to the north part of the parish. Northwest of Zachary in Port Hudson still have wooded areas and northeast of Zachary do to. More redevelopment in north Baton Rouge tearing down blighted property rebuilding better housing. Can't forget Central still have a little bit of wooded area., and northeast of  Baker mostly unincorporated area. 

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The Wittier property would make a nice Signature Central Park someday. Im sure cost would probably be prohibitive unless it was donated to the city for that purpose.  

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I don't know what the plans are but maybe they could somehow connect Central Thruway/Sullivan to Zachary?

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