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I think that I've decided that I am against the Casino. What do yall think?

Totally against it. Not to mention the Belle put out it's numbers today and they are down some $800K, this city simply will not support 3 and I'd rather have the 2 downtown than be left with some empty area where a casino used to be. Those casinos, in my mind, are a vital part of the revitilization of downtown, we need them there. Not to mention we need that new parking garage thats being built LOL

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I have been against the casino from the start. They need to consider WBR or drop the gaming license.

Nice to see Rouzan approved; eventhough there are plenty who still don't get it. The Southside Civic Assoc. should also be thanking(they won't) developer Mike Wampold for building the very nice Crescent Condo's at University Lake. For over 10 years they went to the meetings to fight against it in favor of the dump that stood there for so long. Hopefully the Metro Coucil approves Rouzan too!

It was also comical top see the opponets of Rouzan with signs along Lee Drive saying "high-rise" NO; houses "Yes". I never saw anything taller than 4-stories in the renderings. That does not even qualify as a mid-rise.

I am happy we have developers like Spinosa, Wampold, Camm Morton and Preis trying to take BR to the next level!

No word about LaVie??

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Yea Rouzan will be great I think, and I'm very pro-TND projects, but I can clearly see why people in Southdowns would oppose it simply because of traffic problems, but its developments like this that lead to less traffic in the long run... but one way or another, adding more people in that area no matter what is still gonna increase traffic...

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I honestly don't think the traffic will be as bad as what people think. The thing about it is they will have greater connectivity with Rouzan. If will give residents of Southdowns and Rouzan mulitple outlets to multiple streets. If you really want to dispurse the traffic get some of those streets to connect to Highland road in some of those single entrance "subdivisions". Then you are really talking about connectivity. We can still do alot of connectivity in this city even with the way it is already laid out, it just takes vision. Not to mention people who won't fight progress.... and aren't afraid of their precious neighborhood having thru streets. I love the fact that Sherwood Forest connects everywhere......

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I honestly don't think the traffic will be as bad as what people think. The thing about it is they will have greater connectivity with Rouzan. If will give residents of Southdowns and Rouzan mulitple outlets to multiple streets. If you really want to dispurse the traffic get some of those streets to connect to Highland road in some of those single entrance "subdivisions". Then you are really talking about connectivity. We can still do alot of connectivity in this city even with the way it is already laid out, it just takes vision. Not to mention people who won't fight progress.... and aren't afraid of their precious neighborhood having thru streets. I love the fact that Sherwood Forest connects everywhere......

they can start by undoing what was done: re-connect hyacinth all the way back thru from stanford to perkins/bluebonnet

also making a bridge across the creek for a neighborhood north-south street in the block between perkins/highland/lee/stanford and the same between lee and kenilworth, and connect kenilworth to burbank, or maybe even thru to nicholson

basically....make a better grid out of the mess we have now! haha

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Good ideas there MobileLSUBoy :thumbsup: It would also be nice to have a Perkins Road-Corporate Blvd connector running "north-south" with a new I-10 overpass near CitiPlace.

This ticks me off....Metro Council tonight defers Rouzan proposal <_<

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/12449036.html

The council also deferred a controversial 119-acre mixed-use development called Rouzan that would add 800 residences and 100,000 square feet of commercial and office development to the south side of Perkins Road near College Drive on part of what was known for years as Ford pasture.

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Yes the Metro Council has a habit of defering any issue that is brought before them that has controversy with it. They are nothing more than a group of elected wimps who would rather have someone else hash out their differences than them having to make the tough decisions and possibly pi$$ off people in the city. If you are afraid of that then you shouldn't be in a position where your job is to make tough choices.

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This is a huge TND development for Zachary

Americana to go before planning commission

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/business/13711667.html

Americana, the sprawling, 415-acre traditional neighborhood development proposed for Zachary, is set to go before the city-parish Planning Commission on Jan. 22, according to notices filed.

Shearwater Communities bought the tract at La. 64 and Mount Pleasant-Zachary Road in September for $15.5 million.

Pending approval, Americana would offer more than 1,400 residential units, more than 400,000 square feet of commercial retail space and 70,000 square feet of retail and office space.

Shearwater officials, who were not immediately available Friday, have said construction could take at least 15 years to complete and could top $1 billion in total investment.

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Good question twstd.

This huge 420-acre Americiana seems like it will be almost like it's own town/city! Esp. taking 15 years to build! It's has nearly everything from commercial, YMCA, signature BREC Park, lakes, walking trails, village center, school, church, retail, and of course housing.

Zachary's growth has taken-off even more now that they have their own seperate school district apart from EBR. The district has some of the states best test scores.

Check-out the site plan...they are also touting this being only 7 miles from the new Audubon Bridge south of St. Francisville.

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http://www.americanatnd.com/

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OMG!!!! that is a HUGE development. And yet Southdowns wanted to fight lil ole Rouzan. LOL. If Zachary is incorporated as it's own "city" why are they having to go before our planning commission? Shouldn't that be an issue strickly for the City of Zachary?

As for wether or not it should be going before the EBRP planning commision, im guessing its because of the location of the TND. While im not sure how extensive the city limits of zachary are, this TND looks like its out of there city limits, just by guessing. Which im sure it why its fate lies on the BR commission and not zachary. Can someone confirm this? lol

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As for wether or not it should be going before the EBRP planning commision, im guessing its because of the location of the TND. While im not sure how extensive the city limits of zachary are, this TND looks like its out of there city limits, just by guessing. Which im sure it why its fate lies on the BR commission and not zachary. Can someone confirm this? lol

you are right bucket....the land that they have cleared is slightly out of the zachary city limits......on the sign it says future developement of zachary park or something like that but it's like 30 foot steps past the zachary city limits sign...i also noticed that 2

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Yes indeed; glad to see Rouzan approved. This is just the infil-type development our city needs! The residential number went down a little(still not enough for Southdowns) that developer Spinosa compromised; but he got an additional 20,000 sq.ft for deli and other retail. The development will probably not have anything taller than 4-stories. The height limit is 55' feet for the village section.

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Yes indeed; glad to see Rouzan approved. This is just the infil-type development our city needs! The residential number went down a little(still not enough for Southdowns) that developer Spinosa compromised; but he got an additional 20,000 sq.ft for deli and other retail. The development will probably not have anything taller than 4-stories. The height limit is 55' feet for the village section.

Yeah I noticed the residential number did go down, but only by 50. That's fine. My whole point is the fact that it got approved. People in this city will learn that you can't fight all the development and the growth. The city is destin to grow. This was just one win in the war to grow, we have many more to overcome. But by getting this approved it has paved the way for more infill projects to get developed. I think another TND will soon be proposed a little further down Perkins where that old scrap yard was. Would be nice if they would connect Rouzan and whatever is proposed on that scrap site to connect some way with Highland. I think it would take alot of pressure off of Lee and Staring.

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Yes indeed! BR must move "Forward"! And welcome to the forums all2neat; coolneal; and anybody else I missed.

Central is also jumping on the TND bandwagon with the 185-acre? Village at Magnolia Square This looks like a nice development; however it has some elements of being a TND "wanna-be" with the limited entrances??

I don't think this particular site plan is 185 acres; not shown as part of this is a nature preserve maybe 1/3 of the development

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http://magnoliasquarecentral.com/

To see the complete list of Capitol Area TND's; please refer way back to the first post on this thread :thumbsup:

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