Cottages at Power Centre
Designed with urban planning concepts such as “smart growth” in mind, the community features traditional Louisiana raised cottages with pastel colors that line streets with carports facing the alleyway. The goal is to achieve a unique sense of community and place. Smart growth values walkable urban centers to avoid sprawl and advocates compact, transit-oriented, bicycle-friendly land use, including neighborhood schools, complete streets, and mixed-use development with a range of housing choices. “It’s truly a place where you don’t need a car, there are 1,100 jobs within walking distance.’’ The development’s amenities will feature an on-site day care center, a community building and two lakes to be used for property irrigation.
Davis and his project team are working with Contects-Consultants & Architects and USGBC’s LEED for Homes green rating system to help quantify, implement and field verify the environmental and energy goals of the development. Davis said “knowing the homes are LEED certified [Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design] the homes will be state-of-the-art and energy-efficient.” Davis said he hopes to change the public’s perception of affordable housing projects like The Cottages.
For leasing information contact Alandra Potts at 337-478-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The larger four bedroom home with 2,200 square feet will go to qualified applicants for about $850 a month.