Posted on July 15, 2013


ImageAs a former tenant of One Lakeshore Place in Baton Rouge, LA,  I have mixed emotions about the news for the future of this complex.  I lived at the complex a total of eight years(4 years while I attended LSU and another 4 years after I moved back to Baton Rouge from Hammond, LA).

For a time, it was so difficult to land a 2 bedroom apartment in the complex, my  soon-to-be-roommate and I took turns calling the rental office daily for about three weeks hoping to secure a spot in the complex.  We rented apartment #224 in front of the building and had an incredible view of City Park Lake and a great view of the tropical courtyard and pool.

I lived at One Lakeshore Place when I graduated LSU and went off to my first job at Lamar Advertising.  This place was my shelter during Hurricane Andrew and Tropical Storm Alison.  So many good times and parties by the pool with friends….etc.

I also learned that my aunt had also lived  in the apartments when she attended LSU.

I guess progress is inevitable but at what cost?  At least I have a few photos of me while I was there and naturally have the memories too.  What a great time of my life!!!


Developer Mike Wampold has filed for site plan approval to tear down One Lakeshore Place apartments on Stanford Avenue and build a new, upscale 240-unit apartment complex called Lakeshore Place on Stanford, says Ryan Holcomb, Planning Commission planning project coordinator. The aging apartment complex, built in 1963 on a roughly 5.5-acre site, is located next to the Crescent at University Lakes condos—also developed by Wampold—across the street from the LSU lakes. Because Wampold plans to build more than 100 residential units on the site, Holcomb says, he is required to get site plan approval for the project. Wampold’s new plan is slated to go before the Planning Commission on June 17. Approval from the Metro Council is not required for the site plan, nor does Wampold need any permission to demolish One Lakeshore Place. —Steve Sanoski