New Apartment Community in Livingston Parish Captures 2018 “Good Growth” Award

Baton Rouge Growth Coalition Honors The Palms at Juban Lakes and CST Land Developers


The Baton Rouge Growth Coalition presented CST Land Developers, LLC, with a “Good Growth Award” at its 2018 annual awards presentation held in Baton Rouge on Thursday, October 25.

The “Good Growth” award recognizes “best practices” in design of new developments in the Baton Rouge area. It is the first award from the Coalition to a community in Livingston Parish.  The development was financed by Randy Crochet of Fidelity Bank.

The Good Growth Awards offer a platform to inform and equip the community and its members of best practices in development by highlighting projects that “raise the bar” in the Baton Rouge area.

The awards offer a platform to recognize well calculated risk and thoughtful practices while rewarding participants and encouraging all to be thoughtful and innovative, according to the mission of the Coalition’s Good Growth Awards.  In the presentation, the Coalition recognized CST Land Developers for addressing the immediate needs of additional quality housing due to the 2016 flood.

The  $24.5 million 144-unit luxury apartment community is located at 11020 Buddy Ellis, just off Juban Road in Livingston Parish.

Principals of CST Land Developers are Tom Delahaye, Stan Baudin, and Chris Coffin, of Plaquemine and Baton Rouge. This is the sixth major project of the firm since it was formed in 2006.

The Palms at Juban Lakes is located on sixteen and a half acres on Buddy Ellis Road in Denham Springs, which is a part of a 69-acre parcel the partners purchased in July of 2006.  It is located about a mile from the Juban Interstate 12 interchange at 11020 Buddy Ellis Road.

CST Land Developers’ Managing Partner Thomas Delahaye conceived of the design while attending a conference in California. Contractors included architect Lance Malley, AIA,  The Architectural Studio, Block Construction, Murray McCullough of Benchmark Group, LLC, and Karen Giffel,  interior designer.

“This development is a high-end market rate development that has many unique features, including cathedral ceilings and views of surrounding lakes and trees in the Clubhouse.  “The third floor two-bedroom apartments also boast 11-foot ceilings as a special amenity.”

The community has numerous resident amenities including: a large designer swimming pool; half  basketball sports court; fully-equipped fitness center; luxury clubhouse with a resident lounge, designer kitchen and coffee bar; billiard/game room; a dog park and dog washing station; and two large lakes.

“We are honored to receive an award from the Baton Rouge Growth Coalition as we strive to continue our development opportunities in the region,” added Delahaye.  There were twelve developments recognized at the award ceremony held at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.

For more information, contact Tom Delahaye at 225-933-3584 or The Palms at Juban Lakes at 225-998-1025.