A rezoning for the old Entergy site on Government Street, a subdivision plan for Goodwood Plantation and the site plan for a luxury senior apartment complex on Highland Road have been submitted to the city-parish Planning Commission.
The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority is asking that property at 1509 Government St. be rezoned from light industrial to light commercial. The change in zoning will give developers more options and flexibility in what they do with the 6.2-acre site, said Gwen Hamilton, interim president and CEO of the RDA.
Putting the Entergy site back into commerce as a mixed-use development with housing and commercial space is one of the main projects the RDA is working on.
The plan is to send out a package to potential developers at the end of March, asking them to outline their plans for the site.
Hamilton said the requests will be due about May 1 and a team will review the proposals.
They may ask developers to submit more detailed plans or may enter into a final selection process.
“We hope to have someone selected by the early fall,” she said.
Michael Hogstrom, of Onsite Design, submitted plans for Adelia at Old Goodwood, the upscale gated subdivision he plans to build at Goodwood Plantation.
Adelia will consist of 46 lots spread across 16.8 acres. That’s two fewer than the 48 homes Hogstrom said he would build when the development was announced in October. “This gives a little more breathing room to the plantation home,” said Tim Basilica, a spokesman for Onsite. The 165-year-old home will remain as a clubhouse for Adelia residents.
Homes in Adelia will start in the $750,000 to $800,000 range. Thirty-three of the lots have been reserved.
Hogstrom plans to close on the sale of the plantation by mid-February. As soon as the subdivision plans are approved, Basilica said infrastructure work on the surrounding land will begin.
The site plan for Chateau La Vie Assisted Living also was submitted. The development will be built at Highland Road and Commerce Park and will consist of 96 one-bedroom apartments for seniors. Ronnie Rushing, of Plano, Texas, is the developer.
The planning commission is set to vote on these matters at its March 21 meeting. If approved, they will go before the Metro Council on April 20 for final approval.
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