The Settlement at Shoe Creek in Central to break ground in July

June 2016: When The Settlement at Shoe Creek has its ground breaking next month, Central will be one step closer to having a unique community from Southern Lifestyle Development (SLD) which has been building communities in Louisiana for several years. Many are residential neighborhoods mixed with a sprinkling of commercial businesses and accented with parks, community centers and green spaces – much the way neighborhoods naturally evolved decades ago.

Robert Daigle, left, and Prescott Bailey, with Southern Lifestyle Development, the developers of  The Settlement at Shoe Creek in Central.

Robert Daigle, left, and Prescott Bailey, with Southern Lifestyle Development, the developers of The Settlement at Shoe Creek in Central.

This mixed-use design with “walkability” brings back the true function of a community. The layout encourages people to walk to stores, the community center, parks, a coffee shop or maybe just around the block – features that neighborhoods used to have but have been missing from modern subdivisions which have generally become residential-only.

An artist’s rendering of retail shops to be located in The Settlement at Shoe Creek in Central.

An artist’s rendering of retail shops to be located in The Settlement at Shoe Creek in Central.

“The 155-acre of The Settlement at Shoe Creek will have that residential-commercial-recreational mixed-use design. Residential lots will include smaller ones suitable for cottages, large ones for houses, and larger ones for estates,” said Prentiss Bailey, area president of SLD. “There will also be apartments and an assisted-living facility.”

Details:

The Settlement at Shoe Creek, Sullivan Road, in Central. See www.southernlifestyledevelopment.com . Request information about Shoe Creek or email Southern Lifestyle Development under the “Contact Us” tab of their website, or call 225-372-2814 in Baton Rouge or 337-216-6666 in Lafayette.

Townhomes in River Ranch in Lafayette, which was the first mixed-use development created by Southern Lifestyle Developers.

Townhomes in River Ranch in Lafayette, which was the first mixed-use development created by Southern Lifestyle Developers.

The variety of residential opportunities allows singles, newlyweds, young families, mature persons and retirees to live and interact in one neighborhood. Tree-lined streets, sidewalks and front porches will welcome residents and visitors alike and encourage a sense of belonging as residents get to know each other in Shoe Creek . . . a community that changes the way people live.
Neighbors become friends as they share walking paths, watch children and grandchildren play at parks or enjoy live music at one of the many neighborhood-sponsored functions that take place within steps of their own homes.
Plans are to have 700+ housing units in the development, with about 479 single-family homes and 250 apartments. An additional 100 residents will be accommodated in the assisted-living facility for seniors.

Main Street in River Ranch is an example of a mixed-use development.

Main Street in River Ranch is an example of a mixed-use development.

“The concept of a traditional neighborhood development is to offer housing for all walks and ages of life, which will allow generations of families to live in the development within walking distance of each other,” Bailey explained.
“There are no minimum or maximum restrictions on the size of homes; rather, the size of the lot will dictate what size house it can accommodate. Prices will start in the low to mid-$200,000 range for the smaller townhomes and cottage homes, going up to and beyond $500,000 for the larger estate homes.

Local realtors comment on The Development at Shoe Creek “I moved to Central Square two years ago. I am extremely pleased with my decision to purchase there, and I’m looking forward to the coming of The Settlement at Shoe Creek. I feel it will generate sales taxes to our town of Central and increase the value of my home and my quality of life. “The surrounding restaurants in the Square are looking forward to the development to increase their client base. When I hold Open House in the Square, I always show the potential buyers the article about the Settlement at Shoe Creek. I feel it is a positive impact in our area, and I am looking forward to the ground breaking soon.” – Chris Colombo, Realtor, C.J. Brown Realtors “SLD’s primary mission is to build communities that celebrate lifestyle by introducing components that elevate one’s quality of life. Mr. Daigle and Mr. Prescott are truly an asset to this area. They are professional and have earned the respect of others in the real estate sphere, and I understand why. They are very knowledgeable and listen to the cares and concerns of people.” – Jodie B. Strain, Realtor, C.J. Brown Realtors “Prescott Bailey is collaborative, intuitive and smart as a whip. He connects with people quickly and is a keen problem solver.” – Janet Schwartz, Realtor, C.J. Brown Realtors
The development will have landscaping, multiple lakes with walking and jogging spaces, multiple pocket parks, a swimming pool for Shoe Creek residents, playgrounds and other green spaces. The actual Shoe Creek that runs through the property and gives the development its name will be improved and walking paths added alongside.
“Commercial businesses will occupy about 150,000 square feet of space,” Bailey revealed. “The variety of businesses in their developments typically includes retail such as dry cleaners, a yogurt shop, boutiques, a hair salon and a small grocer, as well as restaurants, a bank and various offices.

Main Street in River Ranch in Lafayette illustrates the walkability of the developments by Southern Lifestyle Development.

Main Street in River Ranch in Lafayette illustrates the walkability of the developments by Southern Lifestyle Development.

“We’ll be announcing in about two or three weeks the name of a very prominent coffee shop that has committed, as well as local and regional restaurants and other tenants that will be revealed later.”
He continued, “One of things which drew us to invest in Shoe Creek and will draw people to live there is its location off Sullivan Road which is easily accessed from Central Thruway and from Hooper Road, which provide quick access in one direction to I-10 and the other direction to the airport, I-110 and downtown Baton Rouge. Also, Central has wonderful people and a fantastic school district and is a safe city.”

Residents gathered for a recent 4th of July celebration at Sugar Mill Pond development in Youngsville, LA. SLD partners with the communities they build to present various events for residents on an ongoing basis.

Residents gathered for a recent 4th of July celebration at Sugar Mill Pond development in Youngsville, LA. SLD partners with the communities they build to present various events for residents on an ongoing basis.

Robert Daigle, Rodney Savoy and Robert Gagnard founded SLD, basing it on their desire to change the way real estate should be developed. Their stated primary mission is to build communities that celebrate lifestyle and enhance residents’ lives by re-introducing those neighborhood components that have been missing from many subdivisions.
Their first such mixed-use development was the nationally-recognized 256-acre Village of River Ranch in Lafayette. Several other projects followed, notably, Sugar Mill Pond with 509 acres in Youngsville, and 350 acres currently under construction for the Conway development in Gonzales. They are in final negotiations for a property in Livingston Parish for a smaller residential-only neighborhood.

A row of homes in Sugar Mill Pond in Youngsville are examples of some of the styles of homes often built in SLD projects.

A row of homes in Sugar Mill Pond in Youngsville are examples of some of the styles of homes often built in SLD projects.

The main offices of SLD are in Lafayette, where Daigle manages all of their properties west of the Mississippi River. Bailey manages everything east of the Mississippi from a satellite office in downtown Baton Rouge.
Their management does not end when the developments are completed. SLD partners with the new communities to present events on a continuing basis, such as outdoor concerts, 5K charity races, art camps, fitness classes, and various other neighborhood events. Weddings also sometimes take place at the community centers which are the literally the center of neighborhood activity.

An artist’s rendering shows an aerial view of the Shoe Creek development.

An artist’s rendering shows an aerial view of the Shoe Creek development.

“Phase 1 will take about 10 to 12 months and will include the construction of infrastructure and utilities, followed by 114 single-family homes sites, 210-unit apartments, and the assisted-living facility,” Baily said. “For phase 2, we usually wait and see which residential product is in highest demand before

Cottages similar to these at another SLD development are one type of residence that will be included at Shoe Creek.

Cottages similar to these at another SLD development are one type of residence that will be included at Shoe Creek.

we determine the rest of the development plan, so the number of cottages, home sites and apartments could be adjusted. Completion of the entire project could take seven to eight years.”
“We’re very excited about the opportunities at Shoe Creek.”

An artist’s rendering of the entrance to The Settlement at Shoe Creek which is coming to Central.

An artist’s rendering of the entrance to The Settlement at Shoe Creek which is coming to Central.

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