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Roscoe
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Development off of Bluebonnet Ext



Looks like they are doing some dirt work right past the Springlake subdivision off of the bluebonnet extension. Anyone know if that is commercial or is that a new residential development?

Also, anyone know what the deal is with the land on the corner of Burbank and Bluebonnet, where they hauled in all that dirt and built up a mound 5-7 feet high?







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BugAC
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Looks like they are doing some dirt work right past the Springlake subdivision off of the bluebonnet extension. Anyone know if that is commercial or is that a new residential development?


Going towards Nicholson? I think thats more neighborhood development.

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Also, anyone know what the deal is with the land on the corner of Burbank and Bluebonnet, where they hauled in all that dirt and built up a mound 5-7 feet high?


Was supposed to be a wal mart neighborhood market, if i'm correct.






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bobby magee
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Looks like they are doing some dirt work right past the Springlake subdivision off of the bluebonnet extension. Anyone know if that is commercial or is that a new residential development?


It looks like they've already dug a lake, I'm assuming its going to be another neighborhood..






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Walt OReilly
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Was supposed to be a wal mart neighborhood market, if i'm correct.



I heard it was gonna be the golf course for the new Pinnacle casino a few months back but dont think it is anymore






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lilsnappa
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I've been hearing they've had plans to build up that area (where Bluebonnet/Nicholson intersect) much like the Perkins Rowe area for years, but it was haulted when the economy slowed down. With casino getting close to being done, I would expect that area to really see alot of money being pumped into it.

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Also, anyone know what the deal is with the land on the corner of Burbank and Bluebonnet, where they hauled in all that dirt and built up a mound 5-7 feet high?


Walmarks Neighborhood market maybe






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BottomlandBrew
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Was supposed to be a wal mart neighborhood market, if i'm correct.


It's going to be a full Wal-Mart whenever they build it. Project's been on hold for a few years now.






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Janky
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It's going to be a full Wal-Mart whenever they build it.


Doesn't seem like it will have enough parking to be a full walmark.






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BomBayTiger
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I'm not sure why they would build more homes on that stretch.

It already seems every other home in Srpinglake and Fairhill are for sale....and just sitting and not selling.







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Catman88
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Bluebonnet Ext


Is the road North of Jefferson called something different or is the city just screwed up in having two Bluebonnet Exts?






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BallyHOO
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The Wal Mart was on the corner of Bluebonnet and Burbank.

The area he is asking about (I think) is going towards Nicholson on the left, past the other subdivisions.






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BottomlandBrew
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Doesn't seem like it will have enough parking to be a full walmark


It has plenty. Trust me.






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Ex-Popcorn
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It's a section of Wampold's Longwood Plantation called the Village of Longue Vue. 100 acres. 300 homes.

"It didn’t take long for developers to capitalize on the new growth potential of the vacant land in the vicinity of Bluebonnet and Nicholson once those corridors were connected.


One of the first to buy up land in that area was Mike Wampold, known for office developments City Plaza, II City Plaza, Chase Tower, Chase North Tower, as well as multifamily residential projects like Crescent at University Lake. He’s also responsible for the redevelopment of the former Jimmy Swaggart Bible College dormitory on Bluebonnet into the 256-room Renaissance Hotel, which is scheduled to open by September.


In 2005, Wampold paid $11.8 million for 525 acres straddling the Bluebonnet extension, with frontage on Nicholson. Four years later, he partnered with friend and fellow developer John Fetzer to buy 350 acres nearby for $5 million. The two later acquired 600 acres of adjoining land, most of it wetlands.


Wampold has an ambitious master plan for his initial 525 acres, called Longwood Plantation. The mixed-use development includes commercial, residential and retail components, as well as a community center, church and school. The first phase will feature residential, he says, adding that he doesn’t intend on moving too fast on implementing the plan. He estimates that it could take as long as a decade to see the entire project to fruition.


“We’re creating the concept for a whole new city,” says Wampold, who describes himself as a “vertical developer” to date. “I mean, it really is a whole city, and I haven’t done that before. So all I know is go slow, do it one piece at a time and do it well, just like we’ve done our other projects.”


The first phase of Wampold’s plan could break ground this year and will be complete by the end of 2012, he says. The Village of Longue Vue will be a 100-acre subdivision of about 300 homes on the south side of Bluebonnet, adjacent to the established Fairhill neighborhood.


“I see us continuing with residential development until there’s enough critical mass of rooftops out there to justify a nice commercial development,” he says. “We’re going to take our time, and we’re not going to force it. You have to develop the market.”


Wampold expects to take his plan for the first phase to the Planning Commission in March. Floor plans for single-family homes measure from 1,850 to 2,500 square feet and include such amenities as 11-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and granite countertops. He estimates the homes will range from $285,000 to $375,000, or what he calls “the sweet spot” for attracting buyers in the current economy.


“Part of what I think is driving the growth in Baker, Zachary and Central areas is the affordability of the homes being built there,” he says. “Well, guess what? We’re bringing it right to their backyard, and we’ll compete with them point-wise. Plus, we’ll offer better access to downtown, LSU, Perkins Rowe, the Mall of Louisiana and the hospitals.”


As Longwood Plantation is being developed, Wampold says, he and Fetzer will work on a master plan for their 350-acre parcel, to be called Burtville Plantation, and likely will take it to the Planning Commission sometime in 2012. The remaining 600 acres of wetlands to the east of their developable land will be left as a low-density wilderness area, he says, with a variety of recreation options for subdivision residents."







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primemover225
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Nice thread, I was wondering about this myself.

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Took me a while to sell mine. I had to get out of there though, for my daughter's sake.
That's a pretty nice part of town, though?



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BRhuskyfan80
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That's a pretty nice part of town, though?


Sure, so long as your kid doesn't go to public schools or to the stores.. or go outside. There's a real bad element wandering around constantly. they're like roaches. you don't really see where they live but they come out at night.



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BomBayTiger
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Sure, so long as your kid doesn't go to public schools or to the stores.. or go outside. There's a real bad element wandering around constantly. they're like roaches. you don't really see where they live but they come out at night.


Interesting take. I am sure some will disagree with you about all of this besides the public schools.



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BRhuskyfan80
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I got robbed in Springlake and it happens all the time, no matter what the sunshine pumpers say.





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TortiousTiger
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I got robbed in Springlake and it happens all the time, no matter what the sunshine pumpers say.


details pls.






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guttata
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I can only imagine how thrilled the U Club and Lexington Estate peeps are that there will be more midlevel housing and a casino in their backyard.





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