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Old 09-08-2012, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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Smile North Lake Charles Redevelopment

I've made occasional references to this development in the Lake Charles area and would like to get some discussion started on it. Not just from lake area residents, but others in the state and out of the state who frequent Louisiana. Currently in Lake Charles, just north of the enterprise blvd overpass, there is construction work going on for a parkway that is supposed:

A. provide an alternate evacuation route, relieving hwy 171 of some traffic.

B. be the beginning for reinvigorating the area in North Lake Charles along the Calcasieu River.

When all is said and done, city officials hope to see real estate and commercial development along the street. There is also plans for nice homes, to replace some of the vacant and deteriorating homes that currently plague the area (that explains why they are building so many low income neighborhoods lately in this city). The street is not quite done yet, and I have not heard anything on when it should be done. How do LC residents feel about this attempt? Do you think it'll be good for LC? What about other's who frequent Louisiana? How do you feel about this? Do you think it will work?

I'd love your input here, as well as on my article. All comments are welcome!

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Old 09-10-2012, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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It's about time. I thought this plan was long-time-coming? It's great. Lake Charles has a golden oppurtunity with it's waterfront real estate and can capitalize off of it. I think Lake Charles should focus on the retirement niche, think it would do well.
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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Glad to see you are interested annie. It's funny that you mention retirement. Graywood (Golf community on the southside of the city) just put in a retirement center. There are actually alot of retirees that live in Graywood actually. I believe that the Imperial Pointe development off of nelson road will have some assisted living homes as well.

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Old 09-10-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I'm interested in the entire Gulf Coast, especially Louisiana. I don't want to get off topic but this development sounds nice. Is there a time frame as to when we can expect ground breaking?
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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I actually have not heard anything yet. I passed by and I see that the parkway is being constructed as we talk. With that being said, I'm going to be on the lookout. In the meantime, I'll the city of lake charles on their facebook page.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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Default Got some photo shots of the street







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Old 10-18-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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the "boulevard" extension northward will be amazing. the views west/northwest towards the river will be stunning and will surprise many locals. North LC/Goosport has been overlooked for so long will be interesting to see what fresh eyes might make of its potential. I'm hoping the esplanade/neutral ground will be planted, maybe not with live oaks like the south/central boulevard (which is one of my favorite streetscapes in the city) but perhaps with something simpatico. Anyway thanks for starting a thread on this, wish best of luck for this project.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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the "boulevard" extension northward will be amazing. the views west/northwest towards the river will be stunning and will surprise many locals. North LC/Goosport has been overlooked for so long will be interesting to see what fresh eyes might make of its potential. I'm hoping the esplanade/neutral ground will be planted, maybe not with live oaks like the south/central boulevard (which is one of my favorite streetscapes in the city) but perhaps with something simpatico. Anyway thanks for starting a thread on this, wish best of luck for this project.
Hi, welcome to the board! It sure is an amazing thing and I'm hoping that all goes well w/ the project, and that we get some interesting developers in that area. I could not agree more that this area of the city has been overlooked for FAR too long, I was actually surprised at how close it was to the Cal River, but then again, Ryan street, which ends at River Road [which overlooks the west fork of the river] is not far from there. As for as the median, I'd like to see some ferns and flowers planted along there. I hear that there is supposed to also be public art work as well. When all is said and done, I hope it'll attract tourism from other parts of the country as well as other parts of Louisiana.

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Lake Charles, LA
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American Press - Home

First stretch is open Can't wait to see what kind of business minded people begin building along the boulevard once it's complete.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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I'm skeptical of growth occurring north of I-10 when it currently already struggles south of I-10. I hope to be proven wrong though.
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