On The Greaux – The building boom continues in Lafayette

Warehouse Dist. Lofts Move Ahead
January 28, 2009, 8:36 pm
Filed under: New Residential Development

Construction should start soon on the Warehouse District Lofts, a long-proposed project on South College Dr. near W. Bayou Pkwy.  Records show the building permit for the complex was issued Jan. 15th for $1,000,000.  Developer Dimitri Menutis orginally planned for the entire site to house a few buildings of high-end residential lofts.  The plan has changed – with office condos being built on the Oil Center side of the property, and the less expensive warehouse lofts on the Johnston Street side. 

One of the commercial buildings looks like it’s almost complete.  The project’s website says three of the residential units have been sold.  The two bedroom / two bath units are sellling in the $260,000 range.  They look very similar to the Red Stick Lofts complex in Baton Rouge that LSU fans may recognize from their Nicholson Drive location between campus and downtown.


New Condos Near UL
January 28, 2009, 2:22 pm
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From the ashes of a house fire, more student-focused housing is heading to near the UL campus in Lafayette. Building records show Roosevelt Street Condominiums has been permitted to build a $400,000 complex at the corner of Roosevelt and Gen. Mouton – that’s just about two blocks from the edge of the UL campus.

The condos are being built on a lot that used to house an older house that caught on fire about a year ago, and has since been demolished. The sign at the property looks almost exactly the same as the sign that was at the property where condos have recently been built on Johnston Street, across from Ground Pat’i. I’m not sure if the developers are the same – or they’re just using the same design. Over on Johnston Street – those condos were two bedrooms, two stories and they were listed for around $140,000 a piece.