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134 Acres bordering Prien Lake Rd, Nelson Rd, and 4,000' on Contraband Bayou!

This is a courtesy website listing for Block 18 of Barbe Properties, LLC, a significant commercial property for sale in Lake Charles available on a "For Sale By Owner" basis. Interested prospects may inquire by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or contact Block 18's Lake Charles based real estate consultant, Mary Kay Hopkins at 337-439-1079.

This prime commercial, business and waterfront real estate is near the entry to L’Auberge Casino Resort and is contiguous to the highly successful Prien Lake Plaza and near numerous other significant retail and business firms, restaurants and motels.

Aerial Photo of Contraband PointeThe approximate 134 acres remaining (1.23 acres m/l are Under Contract) sports a tremendous traffic count from both Prien Lake Road and I-210 which runs parallel to Prien Lake Road. Once the anticipated Nelson Road Extension is complete, the traffic count on Nelson is expected to be significant. As discussed at the 9/17/13 LA DOTD public hearing about the project, and illustrated on the presentation available via this link, this promises to be the next major North/South corridor connecting downtown and South Lake Charles, making it one of Southwest Louisiana’s prime commercial corridors. Contraband Ponte offers approximately 258' along Nelson.

Near hotels, motels,restaurants, shopping, and two major gaming and golf enterprises, this extraordinary waterfront property offers a significant opportunity for those wanting to invest in a location in the center of the dynamic Southwest Louisiana market.

The following indicates the incredible amenities of this one-of-a kind site:

  • Over 4,000' of navigable water frontage along the historic and beautiful Contraband Bayou with significant potential to maximize on the plentiful water activities, including the area's passion for hunting, fishing and water sports.
  • Approximately 1,300’ along Prien Lake Road with visibility from I-210
  • Approximately 250’ along Nelson Road near L’Auberge Avenue, Prien Lake Plaza Shopping Center and the proposed Nelson Bridge Extension.
  • Favorably zoned “business” by the City of Lake Charles as evidenced on this Lake Charles zoning map.
  • Proximity to the luxurious L’Auberge Casino Resort 
  • Proximity to The Golden Nugget
  • 17 hotels (inclues 1 motel) and over 3400 hotel rooms within 1.5 miles of the entrance to the retail section. Of these, approximately 950 rooms are located within 1800 feet of the entrance!
  • Easy access to I-210, Lake Street, and the proposed Nelson Road Extension Bridge are all positives as is the DOTD road (Contraband Parkway) which runs through Block 18 from Prien Lake Road to Nelson Road, significantly increasing development opportunities. 
  • Preliminary approval of Contraband Pointe, a proposed mixed-use development was achieved in 2013.  Note these plans are conceptual in nature and do not reflect the final alignment for the DOTD road. City Planning will require a new submission based on updated plans.
  • The waterfront and interior of the northern portion of the property offers a blank palette for development.
  • This FAQ page has been created to provide information about Contraband Pointe.

    This is a panoramic photo of the boundary in common with Prien Plaza
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Impressive Elevations!

The bulk of Block 18 boasts elevatons of 12 feet with some areas at 14 feet! A large hard-copy of a map depicting the elevations as well as information regarding existing servitudes can be seen by contacting M.K. Hopkins at 337-439-1079.