St. Landry Parish Government - Working Together for Better Communities

OPELOUSAS — The St. Landry Parish Council on Wednesday created a special economic district for commercial and residential projects south of Opelousas with plans to finance a $25 million event center.
The Harry Guilbeau Area Economic District covers a 730-acre undeveloped tract of land along the Interstate 49 service road and Harry Guilbeau Road, a several mile, two-lane paved stretch of highway that connects I-49 with La. 182 about 4 miles south of the city.

Cosay Road, which connects U.S. 167 and La. 103 in the Plaisance area, smelled of asphalt Tuesday as crews tamped down an 18-foot wide, three-inch deep bed of blacktop. Theirs was the first resurfacing effort in St. Landry Parish’s long anticipated Smooth Ride Home effort.

The project has been underway for months, but until now the work has consisted of rebuilding road foundations and laying new culverts and drainage pipes.

The St. Landry Parish Council hereby gives Notice that it will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, October 30, 2014, starting at 5:00pm at the Old City Market located at 131 W. Bellevue Street, Opelousas, Louisiana for the following purposes, to-wit: