[BATON ROUGE]- A highly developed urban area of North Baton Rouge will soon see two new low income townhome communities. Crews broke ground April 12 on Autumn Place and Willow Creek Townhomes.
Both communities will replace two existing communities. Willow Creek Townhomes, located behind Early K. Long Hospital, will replace Hospital Plaza Apartments on Quida Mae Drive. Autumn Place Townhomes, located between McClelland Street and Hollywood Street, will replace Colonial Courts Apartments.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority and Partners for Progress are in charge of
the two developments. Richard Murray, chief executive officer of the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority, said, “These townhome communities are in highly developed urban areas which mean convenient access to interstate and highway travel, as well as shopping centers, schools, churches and bus routes.” Murray said the surrounding communities will benefit from the developments because the current site is over 40 years old and has seen no activity.
According to East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority spokesperson, East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority was awarded $750,000 low income housing tax credit from the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency for each development.
The modernized townhomes will feature eco-friendly, open floor plans, with luscious landscaping. Murray said, “The sites will be landscaped with indigenous Louisiana plants and include a community center, playgrounds and walking paths in an effort to create safe, close-knit communities.”
The townhome developments are scheduled to be complete by December.