LT. GOVERNOR MITCH LANDRIEU PROMOTES LOUISIANA AS A PREMIER RETIREMENT DESTINATION -- 04/02/2007
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2007
LT. GOVERNOR MITCH LANDRIEU PROMOTES LOUISIANA AS A PREMIER RETIREMENT DESTINATION
Developers Interested In Building Proposed Retirement Community In Northern Louisiana Should Submit Statements Of Interest By May 4, 2007
The State of Louisiana is attempting to gauge the level of interest in a proposed retirement community project in Richland Parish, Louisiana. The proposed development, on a site identified by the State, is located on a large reservoir adjacent to a championship golf course.
"Our challenge is clear. We must build upon what we have and get the word out -- Louisiana is a great place to retire," Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu said. " We have a low cost of living, a welcoming and lively culture, extraordinary and diverse natural beauty and a warm climate. Our state has much to offer retirees looking to relocate," he said.
If there is interest in the project, the State of Louisiana will utilize a competitive process to identify one or more experienced developers, architects, builders and property management companies to assist the State in the design, development, marketing and management of a self-sustaining planned community designed for the active adult older population.
Ultimately, the State hopes to identify a contractor who can provide a turn-key operation for the project, handling everything from site planning and design, to development, construction, marketing and operations.
To download the Request for Statements of Interest document, please visit www.crt.state.la.us/retire/rfsi.pdf