Crews break ground on new apartment complex in downtown Lake Charles

Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 7:15 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, La. (KPLC) - New housing is coming to downtown Lake Charles – today crews broke ground on the future Woodring Apartments in the 400 block of Division Street.

The first phase of the Woodring Apartments will include a 58-unit multifamily building and a 12-unit townhouse building for 70 total apartments. The unit mix will include 49 affordable/workforce housing units and 21 market-rate units. Phase II will have an additional 40 units in two townhouse buildings.

“HRL is a company that backs up what they say they will do,” Mayor Nic Hunter said at the groundbreaking. “This project is going to be transformational. It’s going to be wonderful downtown. It’s going to be wonderful for Lake Charles.”

Developer HRI Communities is one of many who were competing to get 9 percent low-income tax credits to develop affordable housing in the area.