Baton Rouge Housing News Opinion: The District Apartments Should Never Have Been Approved By East Baton Rouge Parish Planning & Zoning Commission Without First Requiring Developer To Install Sound Barrier Wall – To Protect Pollard Estates Subdivision Home Values!
NOTE: You Can Chalk This Up To A Baton Rouge Real Estate Opinion Article.
This was wrong on behalf of Pollard Estates residences! EBRP Planning & Zoning Commission should only have approved “The District” apartments forcing developer to build sound barrier walls, like on the Interstate, lining rear of property.This is marketed from the images as a student complex, which could come with extraordinary noise as my experience is LSU students has been, they don’t always respect neighbors. Example:1 single family homes subdivision off Brightside with parties, beer bottles in yards and cars parked in the yards, etc..
Will “The District” Apartments hurt Pollard Estates home values over time?
Only time and future home sales can truly answer this question. I don’t believe as a whole that The District will hurt the entire subdivision. However, I do believe it could potentially harm or impact negatively on the home prices of homes on Dahlia Street that back up to The District. Again, time and a study of future Pollard Estates sales can answer this concern. I do not believe the East Baton Rouge Parish Planning and Zoning Commission acted on the behalf of Pollard Estates residents on this decision.
IF “The District” Apartments hurt Pollard Estates home values over time, is there a financial remedy for homeowners?
“IF” residents on Dahlia St that back up to The District experience loses of value due to The District over time, then they could potentially seek monetary damages from EBRP Planning and Zoning Commission. Whether they would win a judgment or not is not known. And again, I think these would be Dahlia St residents closest to apartments.
One Greater Baton Rougeon and REALTOR®, David McLaughlin, commented that the only saving grace for Pollard Estates is the canal separating the Pollard from The District.