Gonzales sees spike in building permits, more residential development on the way

38 residential building permits issued since October 1 in the City of Gonzales, a substantial increase from years past according to CAO Scot Byrd.

“Residential just blew up,” a gleeful Byrd told the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission on Monday.  “That’s a lot of residential for the holidays.”

And there is more on the way as the commission considered a Final Plat for Rothland Townhomes’ “40 lots being created on S Roth Avenue, south of Hwy 30 near Cypress Village Condominiums.”  The development is scheduled to come before the commission on February 4 for Public Hearing after which the City Council will have the final say.

The spike in building permits is attributable to multiple ongoing residential developments, some in recently annexed areas like Conway subdivision south of I-10 on Hwy 44.  Another subdivision is located north of Churchpoint Rd, across from Hibernia (it used to be Whitney) a few blocks from Airline Hwy.

New subdivisions between W Worthey and Orice Roth in west Gonzales are adding houses to the mix; 582 apartment units are in the process of being constructed on either side of Veterans Blvd, a half-mile road linking Orice Roth to Hwy 30 a stone’s throw from I-10.