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Apollo Road project expected to be a “game changer” for City of Scott

Posted: 8:14 PM, Sep 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-07 21:21:16-04

For the City of Scott, the Apollo road extension means miles of opportunity for a well-known Louisiana developer.

The plans promise some positive improvements for the city.

Officials say Apollo Road is a game changer for the City of Scott. At the end of the Apollo road of today, is the beginning of “a great project for the city.”

The master plan from cottage developers might ring some bells. If you’re familiar with River Ranch, Sugar Mill Pond or Couret Farms.

“The town center revolves around a town square, which is the heart and soul of the community. On the town square we’ll have three story mixed-use buildings with some commercial on the bottom floor, residential on the second and third levels, and then the highest density residential product comes off of the town center, so you transition to a commercial to high density residential and then as you get away from the town center the residential becomes larger lots larger homes,” said developer Robert Daigle.

With somewhere around 150,000 square feet of commercial spaces, about 200 condos or apartments and more than 200 single family homes,  Scott is looking forward to new neighbors and most importantly lots of options

“Your mother-in-law could be down the road in an apartment, you could be in a bigger home, your children could live down the road in a cottage. So, I just think it gives Scott a lot of options,” Mayor Purvis Morrison said.

Options, officials hope, for a better quality of life.

The plans promise multiple attractive detention ponds, walking and running trails and space for outdoor community activities.

“I would love to be in the ground by the end of the year putting in infrastructure with home construction taking place at the end of next year. The entire project will be fully built out in four and a hlaf to five years from today,” Daigle said.

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