Lake Charles Planning and Zoning approves land developments

By By Eric Cormier / American Press

Large developments on property off East McNeese Street and on Graywood were approved by the Lake Charles Planning and Zoning

Commission Monday.

Commissioners voted unanimously in support of the annexation of 277 acres of land off East Prien Lake Road which is going

to be converted into a housing and business development similar to River Ranch in Lafayette.

Company officials told the American Press that they intend to break ground on the project this year.

The City Council will vote on the annexation on June 5.

Commissioners also approved the property being zoned as residential. Traditional neighborhood development principles will

be planned into the new community.

Morganfield Development is the project’s name.

Doug Burguieres, assistant director of the city’s Planning and Development office, recommended the zoning designation after

reviewing the preliminary plans.

Commissioners learned that the Willow Brook neighborhood project, which will be near Graywood, was also moving forward and

needed their attention. Thirty acres of land will house 138 new single-family homes.

The subdivision will be located on the west side of the 5800 block of Gray Market Drive. The developer told the commission

that homes will meet Greywood standards and be 1,600 to 2,500 square feet.

No date was offered as to when building would start.