Here is a list of information that has been in the local news for Broussard and Youngsville, near your new strip mall and office space.

New Tenants - 8-1-2007

Here is a list of the new tenants who have the business in Broussard Commons as of 8/1/2007:

In Building 811, new tenant spaces are under construction with new tenants moving in July 2007.

DJW Insurance Agency has opened a Broussard office and their 1000 SF space is under construction with a completion date and move in of early July 2007. This office is located at 811, Suite I. The custom space is designed to accommodate several employees in 3 offices, a reception area, conference room, restroom and coffee area. The facade is a hand picked brick with stained Spanish cedar door and window. Floors and interior wall space colors are chosen by the employees of DJW. A large DJW company logo will be placed on the upper brick façade. We welcome Toby Armentor and his staff to Broussard Commons.

Oops A Daisy Floral Shop is under construction in 811, Suite G, a 1375 SF space under construction. Move in date is early July 2007. The custom designed suite will accommodate several employee work area, a cooler, flower wash and prep area along with a sales area in the front of the building. The custom façade is Canterra natural stone columns imported from Mexico and will have contrasting brown stained Spanish cedar doors and windows with Caribbean coral painted hardi siding. We welcome Dianne Vincent to Broussard Commons.

Allie Kats Unique Boutique is in the pre construction stage while awaiting fire marshal approval for a 1000 SF retail suite. Move in is expected in late August. The façade of this custom designed suite is Hardi siding painted white with light colored trim to resemble a cottage. The suite has one office, one restroom and open display area for retail sales. We welcome Allison Gauthier to Broussard Commons.

The final stages of the design of Building 807 are underway and expected to be completed in June. Construction is expected to begin in July 2007 of this 5200 SF out parcel building. Residential construction is to be of stucco, brick, stone, Canterra columns and brick pavers for sidewalks and courtyards. The entire building is leased pre-construction.

In 807 Suite A, a dentist office is designed with the most up to date, modern equipment in the industry with digital imaging, cosmetic and other modern equipment. Completion date of early November is expected. This space is 2400 SF located in the end of the building with one side fronting Albertsons parkway, the end facing in the eastside entrance, and the north side facing the interior of the Commons.

In 807 Suite B, Captain Nutrition will be moving into a 1000 SF space with one side facing Albertsons parkway and the entrance facing the interior of the Commons. The health food store and smoothie shop will offer a Smoothie bar and offer the latest is health and nutrition services. We welcome Debbie and Caleb. Move in date is early November 07.

In 807 Suite C, Philippe’s Wine Cellar is moving into a retail space facing both Albertsons Parkway and the interior of the Commons. The 800 SF space is an open retail selling area with one restroom. We welcome Philippe and his staff of wine connoisseurs to Broussard Commons. Opening is in early November.

In 807 Suite D, Tith Kin is opening a second location for a donut shop offering the best of donuts and colaches for early morning pickup. This 1000 SF space is on the east end of the building with the entrance facing a courtyard between 807 building and the 809 building housing LaHacienda Mexican restaurant. This suite faces Albertsons parkway, the courtyard and the interior of Broussard Commons. Outdoor seating will be available for dining and drinking coffee. Opening is expected in early November 2007.

In Building 809, LaHacienda will enjoy the entire 3600 SF stand alone building. Construction will be of materials such as Canterra, Mexican santillo tile, natural stone and stucco imported from Mexico. Furnishings inside will be imported directly from Mexico and hand made especially for this restaurant. The entrance on the courtyard facing west, one side on Albertsons Parkway offering dining on both the Albertsons side and the courtyard and one side facing the interior of the Commons. The east side will offer parking directly from the main entrance (by the sign) on Albertsons Parkway. Opening is expected in early November 07.

The new Daktronics 48” x 144” full color digital sign is up and running. The sign is offered as an amenity to the tenants for advertising their business. The sign is running public service announcements and advertising for the Broussard Commons tenants and space available. The sign is constructed of steel pylons, brick and stucco with a large copper roof towering to 30 feet in the air. The sign is visible for one mile in either direction and is readable from several hundred feet. Programming is handled from the computer in the Broussard Commons leasing office on site by wireless frequency. Special and customized ads are available to the tenants.

In 811 Suite O, a 1500 SF Asian restaurant has signed a lease for another location in addition to their Youngsville hwy location. We welcome Scott Ye to their newest location.

In 811 Suite K, a 1000 SF facility will house a packaging and shipping store. We welcome Brian New to Broussard Commons.

811 Suite N will be My Nail Salon. We welcome them to Broussard Commons for you personal needs.

Money shuffle for Broussard Roads



Money Shuffle for Broussard Roads

Relief was on the way for drivers who cross La Neuvelle Road at Bonin Road.

A roundabout, like the one on Highway 93, was on the drawing board. But the people who own some of the land needed to build the roundabout weren't ready to deal.

"(They) don't wanna negotiate - don't wanna donate right of ways," says Broussard Mayor Charles Langlinais.

Langlinais says that made the city council decide to shuffle the almost $200,000 budgeted for La Neuvelle to another project that could be fast tracked. "That intersection's gonna suffer but another will have improvements," Langlinais tells KATC.

The money move to Fairfield at South Morgan. Even though this intersection doesn't look that busy - but the mayor tells me new development will bring traffic to the road.

Twelve hundred new homes will go up in the next year and a half off Fairfield according to the mayor. He says final plans are being drawn up for the new roundabout, and construction could start soon.

Langlinais says Broussard's next big project is a north-south connector road between Pinhook and La Neuvelle.

Louis Davis


Broussard Commons to offer medical offices, retail

Albertson Parkway Development Taking Shape



Albertson Parkway Development Taking Shape

BROUSSARD - The Commons, a new commercial development in Broussard on Albertson Parkway, should be going up in October or November, developer Robert Minyard said during a recent Broussard Business Leaders Association meeting.

Minyard said there has been strong interest from businesses wanting to lease a portion of the 70,000 square feet of professional office and retail space. He said potential businesses include a doctor's office, an industrial medical supply sales business and an after-hours clinic.

The business leaders also heard from the group's vice president, Kevin Cook, a financial adviser with Edward Jones. Nearly 20 ate lunch at Le Triomphe while Cook gave information on planning for retirement.

Cook said the business association was created because "it is important to make sure everyone knows what's going on" and to "keep that small town atmosphere."

"It's to help keep business in Broussard," President Wendy Hebert, owner of The Body Center, said, "to help us grow our business."

Gertrude Boudreaux with Community First Bank has been a member of the group since its founding in February 2005. She also said the group is aimed at networking and keeping businesses local in a community that is growing "very, very fast."

Cook said a group like this helps to ensure continued diversity in the Broussard business community.

"We have a lot of small businesses - from a small dry cleaners to a publicly traded oil company - and that's going to continue to expand in both aspects," Cook said.

Originally published May 23, 2006

Lafayette Public Library Meeting Notes


Lafayette Public Library Meeting Notes



Mr. Bernard requested that the new business item be moved up in the agenda to allow Mr. Robert Minyard, Broussard Commons developer, to present information on the retail facility construction project in the Broussard community.

Ms. Dombourian stated that during 2005, an RFP for a new location in the Broussard community for the library branch was issued. One response was received, from the existing Broussard branch landlord. No action was taken at that time.

Mr. Robert Minyard introduced a new five-acre, 70,000 square foot professional office and retail space called “Broussard Commons”. Mr. Broussard explained that the development will be built at the intersection of Albertsons Parkway and S. Morgan Street in Broussard. Amenities for the development will include an upscale urban design, 200 parking spaces, landscaping, high speed internet access, façade and street lighting, frontage on Albertsons Parkway and a tenant mix comprised of physicians, veterinarian, food court, cleaners, etc. Presently, Mr. Minyard has leased 6,000 square feet to two physicians. The architect for the project, Mr. Glenn Angelle, stated that parking ratio would be similar to that of the new North Regional Library.

A proposal for re-locating the Broussard branch library was presented. Mr. Minyard proposed leasing a 4,400 square foot out parcel, fully built-out to the specifications of the library, at a rate of $18 per square foot, a small common area charge for exterior maintenance, and tenant-paid utilities

Darby Chiropractic Begins Development


Darby Chiropractic Begins Development

Dr. Dave and Dr. Cari Darby of Darby Chiropractic are excited to announce the addition of a second state of the art chiropractic clinic which will be located at Broussard Commons, currently under development by Mr. Robert Minyard.

Darby Chiropractic has been nationally recognized as One of America's Top Chiropractic Clinics by the Consumers' Research Council of America. Dr. and Dr. Darby have been providing excellent care for back and neck pain for over a decade in New Iberia. And they are excited to bring their state of the art treatment to the people of Broussard.

Patients will have a choice between the New Iberia clinic and the convenience of the second clinic at Broussard Commons. Darby Chiropractic at Broussard Commons will provide computerized spinal diagnostics and FLEX/D Therapy along with a multitude of drug free treatments for back and neck pain. FLEX/D Therapy is a non-surgical alternative for people suffering with back pain related to disc bulges or herniations.

Large Development Coming

Large Development Coming

Plans near completion on 400-acre Broussard project

Comprehensive plans for a nearly 400-acre development in Broussard are in the works. The Billeaud Companies are in the process of developing a master plan for 370 acres of land from Fairfield to La. 92.

"We're going to do it in stages," said Gene Wakefield, Billeaud Companies vice president. "We're not sure yet what the different phases will be."

The first area to be developed is Cypress Crossing, a subdiviion. Wakefield said it is typical to have three lots for each acre in a subdivision, which would put more than 1,100 new homes in the development. Wakefield could not confirm any numbers.

"Nothing is set in stone," he said, adding that some commercial development also could be included in the master plan, which would reduce the number of homes.

Those homes likely will be in the $140,000 to $200,00 range, because the company concentrates no first-time home buyers and caters to single-family dwellings.

The development could include walking trails and parks, Wakefield said.

With a seemingly endless stream of homes and businesses flowing in to the area, Wakefield said the Billeaud Companies' development could be sustained thanks to job growth in the area.

Broussard Mayour Charles Langlinais agreed that the demand is in Broussard to sustain a development that size.

He said the city is working to be proactive in preparing infrastructure for a development that size.

"We don't like to do things after the fact," he said

That proactive attitude, in conjunction with current traffic woes, is behind a north-to-south arterial in the city which, pending state approval, will be paid for through a Tax Incremental Finanacing district.

The new roadway could be what Langlinais calls the South Bernard extension and reach to Fairfield, helping alleviate traffic and preparing for future growth in the area.

Originally published Oct 17, 2006

Acadiana Comprehensive Therapy Services Approved by Fire Marshal

ACTS Approved by Fire Marshal for 805C

Broussard Commons announces final Fire Marshall Approval and occupancy permit issued for first building, 805 Suite C completed January 9, 2007. Industrial Medical Perceptions is beginning to move from their present location in Broussard to the new facility at Broussard Commons. The second tenant, Jason Guidry, with Acadian Comprehensive Therapy is planning to move in the first week of February into 805, Suite A.

New Upscale Office and Retail Space Under Construction



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