• Police Jury approves request for 682-lot subdivision in Moss Bluff

    Last Modified: Friday, October 21, 2016 7:51 AM

    By John Guidroz / American Press

    Calcasieu Parish police jurors on Thursday approved a request to rezone 218 acres of property in the Moss Bluff area to allow for Porter’s Cove, a 682-lot subdivision.

    The panel approved a request by Goldsmith Farms LLC to rezone land in the 2900 block of Clyde Dulaney Road from agricultural to single-family residential. The parish Planning and Zoning Board recommended the rezoning request be approved at its Sept. 20 meeting.

    The original proposal called for 708 lots, but that number was reduced to 682.

    District 1 Police Juror Kevin White asked Cliff Guidry, with Lafayette-based Guidry Land Development, if the development still included a walking track, green space and covered ditches. Guidry said those specifics would be included.

    District 10 Police Juror Shalon Latour said there were issues related to the lot sizes when the development was first proposed. Latour said he and Guidry spoke about keeping a 60-foot minimum frontage area. Some lots initially had 35-foot or 50-foot frontage areas, Latour said.

    “(Guidry) agreed, and it was a good deal,” he said. “We do need homes (and) we’re for development, but we all have to work together and make everybody happy.”

    Latour thanked Guidry for working with officials and residents on the project.

    “You stepped up and corrected the problem,” he said. “It’s going to be a really nice development.”