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Chemical plant expansions make Gonzales housing boom target

3 years 10 months 1 week ago Monday, May 11 2015 May 11, 2015 May 11, 2015 6:53 AM May 11, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GONZALES- Developers looking to cash in on a housing crunch created in the wake of industrial expansions in the chemical corridor have been eyeing Gonzales, with new subdivisions.

Several subdivisions are in the works. Officials recently announced the development of 203 acres on Conway Plantation for single-family homes.

Activity is also about to begin anew in the Edenborne Development on Louisiana Highway 44.

Tommy Spinoza, with JTS, the managing partner for Edenborne, says plans call of the development of 100 acres for single-family homes.

Spinoza says he expects construction on the homes to begin this year.

Ascension and St. James parishes have seen a boom in industrial projects, including more than $350 million in expansions at BASF and a $1.1 billion construction project at Methanex in Geismar.

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