New logistics hub development coming to Luling

An artist’s rendering of the new logistics hub coming to Luling.

A new 200-acre master-planned light industrial distribution park is coming to the west bank of St. Charles Parish.

Construction of Phase I of the Luling Business Park and Enterprise Center – a 250,000 square foot Class A distribution building – is slated to start in late 2021. The project will be located at 260 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway – 260 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway – Google Maps

The development was recently announced by Rio Morado, L.L.C.. The company is locally owned company of the Besthoff family, which has a long history of property development in the Metro New Orleans area.

Virginia Saussy, a communications consultant for the project, said the Luling site was strategically picked by the developer for its proximity to the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, its interstate highway connections to New Orleans and Baton Rouge markets and the pro-business reputation of St. Charles Parish.

“The Luling Business Park and Enterprise Center will further diversify our economy and bring job opportunities for local residents while providing much-needed Class-A distribution space for the region as online ordering and drop-shipping ventures continue to grow exponentially,” St. Charles Parish President Matthew Jewell said. “We welcome the Besthoff family to our parish with open arms and wish them much success in this endeavor.”

Besthoff family spokesperson Andrew Marcus said the site’s new building will offer over 1 million square feet of flexible distribution space.

“After extensive due diligence, we believe this is the best possible development site for distribution in the region, and St. Charles Parish has been great to work with through the whole process,” he said.

President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. Michael Hecht said the Luling Business Park and Enterprise Center will be perfectly placed to help the region play a major role in next-wave distribution, where true competitive advantage is found in location, logistics and workforce.

“GNO, Inc. congratulates President Jewell and St. Charles Parish, as well as the Besthoff family, and looks forward to supporting the success of the center,” he said.

All leasing and build-to-suit inquiries can be directed to Gerard Henry at 504-733-5985 or

More information about the development can be found at


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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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