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Ribbon cut on new housing in Opelousas

Posted at 6:57 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 21:21:10-04

The ribbon was cut this morning on a new apartment development in Opelousas.

The Park Ridge Apartments, phases 4, 5 and 6, were recently completed in the 1700 block of Washington Street.

State Sen. Gerald Boudreaux, D-Lafayette, and the board of directors of Community Directions Inc. hosted the event. The $3 million development was jointly funded by the state through the Louisiana Housing Corporation, and the Evangeline Bank and Trust Co. Local, parish and state dignitaries also attended.

Boudreaux said he hopes that Opelousas and St. Landry Parish can continue to work together to increase the supply of available, accessible, affordable, decent, safe, sanitary and energy efficient homes.

Phase 4 was designed by Ardoin Architecture and built by Hesnor Contractors. It has five units and cost $735,000 to build. It contains a duplex, three two-bedroom units, a two-bedroom handicap accessible unit and a two-bedroom sight and hearing unit.

Phase 5 was designed by Ardoin Architecture and built by Hesnor Contractors. It has five units and cost $745,000 to build. It contains a duplex, three two-bedroom units, one two-bedroom handicap accessible unit and a two-bedroom sight and hearing unit.

Phase 6 was designed by Ardoin Architecture and built by Oak River Contractors. It has 10 units and cost $1.5 million to build. It contains a duplex, eight two-bedroom units, one two-bedroom handicap accessible unit, and one two-bedroom sight and hearing unit.

All of the units have green features.