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Looks interesting, I wonder why they have the center so far away from the main road??




"Large, long-stalled development south of LSU 'back on track'

A Metairie-based developer is hoping to move forward with a 600-acre, environmentally friendly, mixed-use development on River Road south of LSU. Charles Lambert, the property owner and developer, is awaiting approval from regulators to start clearing the site for the Village at Riverwood, which could ultimately include 1,550 homes. Lambert says he hopes to start developing the property, which he purchased in 1992, by early next year. About 130 acres between Elbow Bayou and River Road would be developed as part of the first phase, including residential lots and some commercial space. In addition to full-size homes, the draft plan filed with the Planning Commission also details more compact town and garden homes. Lambert says the project has been on hold for at least five years as market conditions slumped. But, he says, the Baton Rouge economy looks strong and "we're back on track." Plans call for a pedestrian-friendly urban village with 200,000 square feet of retail space and 18,000 square feet for restaurants. The project also would include about 100,000 square feet of office space. With a focus on minimizing environmental impacts, the project also would include more than 180 acres of green space, including parks and sports fields, as well as a series of lakes and ponds "to detain storm water and replace vegetation that was removed during construction."
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The Village at Riverwood creates a unique, mixed-use community that preserves the historical character of River Road, and respects the existing ecological site conditions. This 580-acre Planned Unit Development includes a mix of residential, commercial, educational, cultural and open space.

The Village Market frames the central ellipse park area and contains a mix of condominiums and apartments over ground floor retail. The Market links to the adjacent Church and Elementary School site plus nearby home sites. The Riverwoods consists of a 134-acre nature preserve located in the floodplain area and containing a series of lakes and ponds. The Village Square willbe the centerpiece of an additional mixed-use neighborhood, featuring ‘main street’ retail plus ample public parks, greenways, and sports fields.

Planned in conjunction with ABMB Engineers and Reich Associates, the vision for The Village at Riverwood was refined through a series of open house sessions involving River Road property owners, neighboring homeowners, and municipal review agencies.











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Well this sure is fancy...



I am assuming they are incorporating the proposed south kennilworth extension through the project at the "ellipse, other wise the development only has one entrance from the isolated bend of River Road?


*Edit, just saw your post above steve, I would have to agree. But the whole concept of the plan still seems flawed. 

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Thanks for starting this thread Dan...complete with pics! :thumbsup:  Interesting layout. Looks like it will work around the lowlands. Some ambitious plans indeed rivaling Harveston when all is said & done....FuturEBR sure thought this would be in the works as BR's Final Frontier(tough not exact)...some roads will need upgrading. Interesting to see how they incorporate the Kenilworth extension into this!



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