Work underway on 18-lot business park expansion in Destrehan

Aerial view of the business park.

Work on a 25-acre business park expansion in Destrehan is underway.

“It’s targeted toward small to medium size tradesmen type entities such as plumbers or electricians who want an office and workshop under one roof,” said project architect Joey Murray.

Called Plantation Business Park II, the project calls for 18 lots ranging from one acre up to 20 acres depending on need, Murray said.

“This expansion will allow for smaller venues to be able to locate in St. Charles Parish and have quick and easy access to I-310,” he said.

Initial work on the Acadian Windows building in the park.

Murray said interstate access makes the location attractive to business, and particularly with no railroad tracks.

The expansion will extend from the existing 100-acre business park on Alpha Drive with a new roadway paralleling River Road and goes about 1,100 feet with lots on both sides, he said.

Murray declined to name businesses coming to the area at this time.

Depending on demand, Murray said Destrehan developer Todd Trosclair Sr. of 310 Equity has an additional 40 to 50 acres available for more business development.

On the current site, Southeastern Freight has initiated foundation work for its 17-acre site with a 100-bay truck terminal, Murray said. Acadian Windows recently acquired a 2.43-acre location and built a new building.

In April of last year, Trosclair announced plans to do the business park, an estimated $10 million project, along with residential development called Saints Place, which he has since withdrawn to make way for a large warehouse project.