Calling it the “The 310 development,” businessman Todd Trosclair has announced his plan to build an estimated $10 million business park with residential units in Destrehan.
“My intention is to make some upscale living,” Trosclair said.
The Destrehan businessman bought land behind Plantation View Medical Offices at I-310. The development is planned for land behind Destrehan Plantation.
Plans currently call for a 50-acre business park and residential units on 100 acres, Trosclair said. He hopes to break ground on the project by end of this year.
He said he has prospects for the business park, but could not disclose them at this time.
“I love St. Charles Parish,” he said. “I’ve lived here my whole life. I’m committed to St. Charles Parish and I want to do everything I can to enhance the parish.”
Trosclair plans to submit the project for consideration to the St. Charles Planning Commission within a few months.
The project’s formal name has not been decided, he said.
“I’ve lived here my whole life. I’m committed to St. Charles Parish and I want to do everything I can to enhance the parish.” – Todd Trosclair
But he said Paul Murray II has been hired to design the project, and Roth Interiors in Thibodaux to help with design and layout.
Murray “has a long history of doing nice developments in the parish,” Trosclair said. He also used Murray Architects on renovating Galatoire’s when he bought the restaurant in 2009. They added and renovated Galatoire’s 33 Steakhouse.
“They did it with record time and speed, a $10 million development and permits, architecture and built in 5-1/2 months,” he said.
He called it an “amazing construction feat” considering it was festival time in New Orleans, also praising the work of Joey Murray and Michael Tabb.
Trosclair is also a partner with Joey Tufaro in Gold Star Films, which made “Kidnap,” featuring Halle Berry, in 2017.
He serves as owner or partner in several New Orleans businesses, including All Star Electric, Galatoire’s Restaurant, Boulevard American Bistro restaurant, Rotolo’s Pizza, Joy Theater and Flamingo A-Go-Go.
His latest projects include the 18-story four-star Hard Rock Hotel on Canal Street; new Parkway Apartments on Earhart Boulevard and Royal Street Condo project, which Trosclair called “the crown jewel of New Orleans” that is led by his business partner John Georges, also owner of The Advocate newspaper.
Meet Todd Trosclair
- Todd Trosclair is owner and/or partner in numerous major New Orleans businesses and projects, including All Star Electric, Galatoire’s Restaurant, Boulevard American Bistro restaurant, Rotolo’s Pizza, the Joy Theater and Flamingo A-Go-Go.
- Trosclair’s latest projects include the 18-story Hard Rock Hotel (360 rooms, 60 luxury condos is co-developer with Mohan Kailas on Canal Street); co-developer on the new 207-unit Parkway Apartments on Earhart Boulevard and the Royal Street condo project with luxury condos and apartments, which Trosclair called “the crown jewel of New Orleans” that is led by Todd’s business partner John Georges, also owner of The Advocate newspaper.
- Trosclair is a partner with Joey Tufaro in Gold Star Films, which made the movie “Kidnap” with actress Halle Berry. The company is working on its latest production called “Quarry.”