By Weekly Press Staff
Baton Rouge, LA — The Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) proudly celebrated the inauguration of The Reserve at Howell Place, a groundbreaking multifamily housing complex in North Baton Rouge. This remarkable project ushers in a new era of progress,
offering 300 top-tier, affordable housing units designed to cater to the needs of families in search of secure and comfortable homes. With strategic proximity to essential transit routes, educational institutions, and opportunities for career advancement, The Reserve at Howell Place stands as a beacon of hope for the local community.
This noteworthy initiative is part of a trilogy of significant projects unveiled in North Baton Rouge over the last two weeks. These projects are set to introduce over 700 housing units, with the Louisiana Housing Corporation investing more than $100 million in this ambitious endeavor.
The architectural design of The Reserve at Howell Place features three-story walkable buildings, showcasing a seamless blend of Hardiplank and brick exteriors. These structures are adorned with energy-efficient windows, reflecting the project's steadfast commitment to sustainable living. Significantly, some of the housing units will be subsidized through project-based vouchers, catering specifically to individuals with 30% and 60% Area Median Gross Income (AMGI).
Spanning across 18.11 acres of prime land, The Reserve boasts a strategic location near the IDEA Charter School and a mere six miles from the bustling Amazon distribution center. Joshua G. Hollins, Executive Director of LHC, expressed his enthusiasm for the project's prime location, noting its potential to provide crucial resources to the residents. Hollins emphasized LHC's approach to projects that extend beyond the boundaries of housing, offering residents access to vital amenities like schools, transportation, and grocery stores—essential elements for families navigating life with a fixed income.
The Louisiana Housing Corporation was pivotal in bringing this visionary project to fruition, allocating $34 million in Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds, $2.8 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, and $3.9 million in Tax Credit Assistance. Alfred E. Harrell, III, Chairman of the LHC Board, underscored the urgency for quality, energy-efficient, and contemporary housing solutions in North Baton Rouge communities. Harrell emphasized the collective commitment to expanding housing options and revitalizing communities most in need.
Mayor Sharon Weston Broome expressed her wholehearted support, lauding the unveiling of The Reserve at Howell Place as a moment of immense promise and progress for Baton Rouge. She highlighted the significance of this project in providing dignified, affordable homes to working families—a cornerstone of the local community. Mayor Broome recognized the power of robust public-private partnerships and their profound impact on the well-being of the city's residents.
Thomas Delahaye, CEO of CST Multifamily Real Estate Services, expressed his gratitude for the Louisiana Housing Corporation's support, acknowledging these resources' instrumental role in transforming The Reserve at Howell Place from vision to reality.
The successful realization of The Reserve at Howell Place was made possible through the collaborative efforts of partners, including CST Land Developers, L.L.C., The Architectural Studio, Block Builders, L.L.C., and CST Multifamily Group, L.L.C.
For individuals seeking further information, The Reserve at Howell Place can be contacted at Phone Number: (225) 930-4407 and Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.