Plan in the works for 23 business lots
The St. Charles Parish Council unanimously approved the preliminary plat for the second phase expansion of the Esperanza Business Park in Luling.
In a unanimous vote, the council cleared the way for the move, which will create 23 commercial lots.
Debbie Vial, owner of Esperanza Land LLC in Luling, said she has seen an increasing number of requests for the land, particularly from suppliers and vendors seeking locations close to companies like Monsanto that earlier this year broke ground for a $1 billion upgrade.
Those request, which have increased in the last two years, triggered the move.
The project site, nearly 86 acres, is about 900 feet west of Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway and adjacent to the north of the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way.
The business park is zoned for light industrial use that allows for office use, a variety of industrial uses that include technology and research activities, as well as ancillary uses such as shipping offices and office supply.
At the July 10 meeting, council members approved the expansion with a waiver from the requirement for sub-surface drainage, as well as from geometric standards regarding street names, block length and lot orientation and width.
At last month’s council meeting, the project was tabled by the council to allow members to clear up questions about the move.
Esperanza Park was established in 2006 with 20 lots on about 85 acres.