Proving that traditional neighborhood developments appeal to every age, the Traditional Neighborhood of Sugar Mill Pond has been named one of the top 50 Master-Planned Communities in the United States to retire for the third consecutive year. The national magazine, Where to Retire, identifies neighborhoods across America that display a commitment to excellence in several categories such as a variety of living options, walkability to shops and restaurants, numerous community gatherings, fitness center and outdoor activities. The magazine also recognizes those Master-Planned Communities that have had a positive economic impact on the city in which they are located.
“At Southern Lifestyle Development, building traditional neighborhood developments is a labor of love. Our team is proud of the impact these great communities can have on quality of life. It’s rewarding and fulfilling to get recognized for doing what we love.” - Kevin Blanchard, COO Southern Lifestyle Development
Thibodaux, LA - Southern Lifestyle Development, a premier real estate development company, today announced details of a 220 acre mixed-use neighborhood located off of Highway 308, just past the 3185 bridge in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
The Settlement at Live Oak is a uniquely planned community featuring large estate homes, smaller single family homes and quaint cottages. Neighborhood amenities include shops, restaurants, landscaped parks, swimming pool and ponds with aerated fountains.
Monroe, LA - Monroe, Louisiana - The Southern Lifestyle Development group and partners, Vintage Realty Company, today announce plans for the 194-unit Century Village Apartments located inside the 88-acre traditional neighborhood development of Century Village adjacent to CenturyLinks’s Monroe, Louisiana campus.
The village will be constructed along the “smart growth” principles and will include a mix of residential, commercial and recreational uses. Traditional neighborhoods also include a mix of residential products from apartments and condominiums to cottages and estate homes.
Southern Lifestyle Development is happy to announce that Jay Castille has been
hired as Special Projects Manager.
As Special Projects Manager, Jay will be supervising construction at job sites and managing vertical construction projects
for Southern Lifestyle Development.
“Jay’s experience in the construction field, including as a residential and commercial builder, made him the ideal
candidate,” SLD Managing Partner Robert Daigle said.
http://www.southernlifestyledevelopment.com/files/Southern Lifestyle Development Welcomes Jay Castille as Special Projects Manager.pdf
“The concept of a planned community on our adjacent land became attractive. It made sense with our expansion effort and with our partnership with IBM. We were thinking about job recruitment, job retention and quality of life.” John Jones, CenturyLink senior vice president of public policy and government relations
The development will embody the principles of new urbanism, enabling residents to live, work and play in convenient proximity. While designed with CenturyLink and IBM employees in mind, Century Village is open to anyone. Southern Lifestyle Development of Lafayette, Louisiana, won a competitive process for the right to design and develop Century Village. Previously, SLD’s River Ranch in Lafayette earned recognition from the Urban Land Institute as one of the nation’s 14 best urban villages.
The urban village concept will be applied to Century Village, with Phase I including the IBM center, 215 apartments, office space, retail shops and restaurants. Additional phases will include condominiums, townhomes and single-family dwellings of about 2,500 square feet each. The development will include urban parks, a neighborhood pool, a children’s playground, a day-care center, a health club and a town square where neighborhood events will occur.
SLD Managing Partner Robert Daigle says having a strong employment base is a game-changer in attracting retail partners and investors.
“Without a heavy employment base like the one we have means it would take seven to eight years to complete all three phases,” Daigle says. “We think we’re looking at more like four years to completion. That’s a heck of a difference.”