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Why hasnt this land been developed into a huge park or a 2nd phase of the boardwalk? I would love to see a huge upscale apartment complex/condos built next to it.

Anyone know if there are future plans for the site?

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Why hasnt this land been developed into a huge park or a 2nd phase of the boardwalk? I would love to see a huge upscale apartment complex/condos built next to it.

Anyone know if there are future plans for the site?

If I remember correctly, the owner's of the Louisiana Boardwalk also own that land and (at least last I heard) are considering building a highrise hotel on a portion of it. I would also love to see some upscale condo towers there. They would have spectacular views of the city. It seems like a no-brainer to me!

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If I remember correctly, the owner's of the Louisiana Boardwalk also own that land and (at least last I heard) are considering building a highrise hotel on a portion of it. I would also love to see some upscale condo towers there. They would have spectacular views of the city. It seems like a no-brainer to me!

a hotel??????

what a stupid idea. As if there arent enough hotels as ist is. A bunch of condos or wharf style apartments would be great because they are within walking distance to the boardwalk aka food, entertainment, etc...

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A hotel is actually an excellent idea for that property. Look at it like this... which would you prefer, a nice, tall hotel or the remnants of a city dump? I'll take the hotel. The Boardwalk is an excellent property, but there are two major components it's missing: lodging and residential. It's in desperate need of at least one hotel (two were originally planned) and some type of upscale brownstone development.

I'm all for condos, but let's just be honest here and face the fact: Shreveport-Bossier isn't at that point yet. There IS a market for it, but it's not great... and no one is going to invest millions of dollars into a project of that magnitude when there's uncertainty about the downtown residential market. PERSONALLY, if I had the money I wouldn't waste any time. I am a firm believe in the adage, "If you build it, they will come" and I believe that is the approach that needs to be taken with a large-scale condo development on our riverfront. And I can't think of a better place to build such a development than Cane's Landing.

But in the meantime, I'll take another high-rise hotel. We have a couple thousand hotel rooms in our downtown area, with 300+ more set to open within weeks. But that still isn't enough... our casinos actually turn people down a lot, because they run out of rooms. I'd feel comfortable with another 1,000-2,000 hotel rooms in the downtown district of either Shreveport or Bossier.

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Pardon my ignorance, but I'm from Baton Rouge. I'm not sure what Cane's Landing is. Where is exactly?? (north or south of the Boardwalk?)

I like yall's ideas and vision for the Boardwalk and casino districts. Maybe a mixed-use development with hotel rooms on the bottom-half and condo's on the top. The brownstones would also be a nice addition. The La. Boardwalk has every other componet in place.

Please keep me updated.

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A hotel is actually an excellent idea for that property. Look at it like this... which would you prefer, a nice, tall hotel or the remnants of a city dump? I'll take the hotel. The Boardwalk is an excellent property, but there are two major components it's missing: lodging and residential. It's in desperate need of at least one hotel (two were originally planned) and some type of upscale brownstone development.

I'm all for condos, but let's just be honest here and face the fact: Shreveport-Bossier isn't at that point yet. There IS a market for it, but it's not great... and no one is going to invest millions of dollars into a project of that magnitude when there's uncertainty about the downtown residential market. PERSONALLY, if I had the money I wouldn't waste any time. I am a firm believe in the adage, "If you build it, they will come" and I believe that is the approach that needs to be taken with a large-scale condo development on our riverfront. And I can't think of a better place to build such a development than Cane's Landing.

But in the meantime, I'll take another high-rise hotel. We have a couple thousand hotel rooms in our downtown area, with 300+ more set to open within weeks. But that still isn't enough... our casinos actually turn people down a lot, because they run out of rooms. I'd feel comfortable with another 1,000-2,000 hotel rooms in the downtown district of either Shreveport or Bossier.

I have to disagree with you. When the boats leave, and one day they will, that big nice new multistoried hotel is going to be a blight next to the empty horseshoe hotel and the one you want on the other side of the boardwalk. Canes landing could be the next great condo project like the one they are doing at the old Hamels park.

Pardon my ignorance, but I'm from Baton Rouge. I'm not sure what Cane's Landing is. Where is exactly?? (north or south of the Boardwalk?)

I like yall's ideas and vision for the Boardwalk and casino districts. Maybe a mixed-use development with hotel rooms on the bottom-half and condo's on the top. The brownstones would also be a nice addition. The La. Boardwalk has every other componet in place.

Please keep me updated.

canes landing is the empty field next to the texas st bridge. If you are on texas st and heading towards shreveport on the bridge it is the huge field on the right of the bridge. I think its very important becuase it is going to be next to the boardwalk.

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Pardon my ignorance, but I'm from Baton Rouge. I'm not sure what Cane's Landing is. Where is exactly?? (north or south of the Boardwalk?)

I like yall's ideas and vision for the Boardwalk and casino districts. Maybe a mixed-use development with hotel rooms on the bottom-half and condo's on the top. The brownstones would also be a nice addition. The La. Boardwalk has every other componet in place.

Please keep me updated.

Worry not, Richy... you're in the same boat as I'm in when it comes to Baton Rouge developments. I love reading about them and commenting, but sometimes I have a hard time placing the locations.

Cane's Landing is the land in the bend of the river, just north of the Boardwalk property. It's the site of the original settlement preceding Bossier City, the plantation port of Cane's Landing.

Here's a link to a history of Bossier City, which I highly recommend. The first few paragraphs outline the importance of Cane's Landing to the founding of Bossier City. Throughout this history, you also can see just how rapidly Bossier City has grown throughout its history. It finally slowed down for a few decades, but it's back... and over 60,000 in population (2005 estimate,) quite a gain from the 56,000 population it had just 5 years prior.

http://www.bossiercity.org/history/history.html

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I have to disagree with you. When the boats leave, and one day they will, that big nice new multistoried hotel is going to be a blight next to the empty horseshoe hotel and the one you want on the other side of the boardwalk. Canes landing could be the next great condo project like the one they are doing at the old Hamels park.

canes landing is the empty field next to the texas st bridge. If you are on texas st and heading towards shreveport on the bridge it is the huge field on the right of the bridge. I think its very important becuase it is going to be next to the boardwalk.

This is where Louisiana screwed up royally. This wouldn't even be an issue if we had less restrictions and taxes on our casino industry. But the state reluctantly entered into the world of casino gambling, and in being so opposed to the industry, they really limited themselves. Our taxes should mirror, or be lower than, Mississippi's casino taxes, we should not be required to build dockside riverboat casinos, and we should not limit them in space. All of these components combined are signalling the end of that industry in this area. Because of Mississippi, competition from Oklahoma, and the looming threat of Texas legalizing gambling, our state has once again screwed itself.

This said, if the casino industry packs up and leaves, neither a hotel nor a condo development will be worth much in that area. We still have some decent and high-paying industries in this area, but a lot of upper management from the casino industry, as well as decent-payed employees, will be out of work or transferred, drastically hurting our local toursim industry and housing market. We will be left with a glut of high-priced homes, and most likely no new condos will be built.

Being very familiar with our local real estate market as well as our tourism market, I know that large amounts of visitors are turned away from lodging facilities in the downtown area, and the Bossier City riverfront really needs at least two decent high-rise hotels. Not only will this help with the lodging situation downtown, but will also help to balance Bossier City's riverfront skyline. A balanced skyline is another important component of an urbanized area like downtowns Shreveport and Bossier City.

I still believe condos are a good fit in that area, but lodging has got to be mixed in with the Boardwalk and any future residential developments. Lodging has got to be within walking distance of these developments, and Horseshoe doesn't count since more than 90% of their visitors will not venture next door to the Boardwalk or surrounding attractions.

On this same note, the Cross Bayou area is perfect for a mid-rise, upscale condominium development. The only problem one is likely to run into when developing condos along Cross Bayou is adequate parking and access. This is where a reconfiguration of the southern edge of the Agurs district would become extremely important.

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Thanks for the interesting link Brian. I have a new perspective on Bossier City now. I was unaware it was Louisiana's fastest growing city in that period of time. Some great history too. Thanks for helping me locate Cane's Landing too.

I hope Texas does not legalize gambling.

The Cross Bayou area seems like an untapped jewel hopefully urban planners can develop into something nice.

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