Downtown/Lakefront Development

Developer Request for Proposals Lakefront Development July 2015

Message From Mayor Randy Roach

The City of Lake Charles, Louisiana (the “City”) presents this invitation to private developers to present proposals to purchase or lease all or a portion of approximately 20 acres of waterfront property  (the “Property”) for retail, residential, and other mixed use development. The City recently secured the services of Architects Southwest, Inc. to prepare a plan for a mixed-use walkable development along the lakefront in downtown Lake Charles with related design standards. This plan illustrates the type of development approved in a voter referendum held in May of 2007. Responses that are consistent with this plan are preferred but not required.

The City seeks responses from qualified development teams interested in developing the Property for retail, residential, and other related mixed use development purposes. Development teams wishing to respond should demonstrate their ability to plan, finance, construct and manage the development by submitting a proposal.

An online pre-submittal conference will be held at 9:30 a.m. CST on Monday, August 10, 2015.  All who wish to participate in the pre-submittal conference should send a request to participate to  on or before August 3, 2015.  Proposals must be submitted to Steve Oubre of Architects Southwest at 534 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 by 4:30 p.m. CST on Monday, August 17, 2015.


Request For Proposals (RFP) Lake Charles Lakefront Development




Southwest Louisiana Housing Study

Southwest Louisiana Housing Study: Overall Flyer

Southwest Louisiana Housing Study: Excerpts 

Southwest Louisiana Housing Study: Complete Study Information

Buxton Reports

Buxton Reports

For additional information on the Southwest Louisiana Housing Study or the Buxton Reports, contact Morgan Murray Turpin, MBA, at the SWLA Economic Development Alliance, by calling (337) 433-3632 ext. 1220 or via email,

Other community links: 

SWLA Economic Development Alliance

McNeese State University's Drew Center for Economic Development

Metropolitan Planning Organization IMCAL

Chennault International Airport

Petrochemical - Lake Area Industry Alliance

Lake Charles Harbor and Port

Smart Code

ZVA Residential Market Study

W-ZHA Commercial Market Study

Louisiana Speaks Pattern Book 

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