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Healthy living focus of village planned for Nelson Road area

Last Modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:38 PM

By Eric Cormier / American Press

As the primary players in the creation of a new medical/residential community near Nelson Road continue their work, one theme remains on their minds.

Dr. John Noble Jr. met with the American Press on Tuesday to talk about Imperial Pointe and shared what he thinks the multimillion-dollar project will become.

“A Village For Healthy Living,” he said as he pointed toward sketches of the proposed development.

Noble said plans are continuing with the complex.

One of the key components of the development is a concierge hospital that would house at least 60 beds and measure 60,000 square feet.

Noble said construction on the building could begin in the summer.

“Our community needs a new hospital, and we aren’t satisfied with the hospitals in the region, so we decided to go out and build one,” Noble said.

So far, his group has also closed deals on the construction of a new bank and medical office park and is negotiating the development of a rehabilitation hospital and wellness center.

Noble said his team has been working the past few months on ensuring the development is not only successful but “done the right way,” therefore a concerted effort is being made to design a development that meets customer and residential needs.

“We learned that would help us create a more vibrant community,” he said. “There is tremendous potential with this development, and we want the whole campus to be our legacy. We want people to be proud to live here (on the property) and have it complement their lives.”

Imperial Pointe is being constructed on 76 acres of land.

“This will happen. But it will happen correctly. We are not going to do this in a hasty fashion,” Noble said. “Over the long term, we want this to grow, and we don’t want any mistakes.”

In an effort to make sure the final product meets expectations, Noble said architect Steve Oubre, the designer of River Ranch Development in Lafayette, is participating in the Imperial Pointe project.

“This is going to be similar to River Ranch in that there will be high-density housing,” Noble said. “The idea is to have a traditional neighborhood feeling.”

Posted By: Richard Baggett On: 1/23/2013

Title: ????

You'll still have access to the hospital. It'll be open to the public not just folks that live in the development.

Posted By: Doug On: 1/23/2013

Title: Oh Really?

Amazing what folks will do just to be exclusive. So everyone else outside of this little exclusive enclave will just have to be satisfied with the hospitals they have? Why not just move ( run ) to Lafayette or Houston or Dallas? SMH

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