Contraband Pointe is the name of the mixed-unit development that encompasses 149 acres bordered by W. Prien Lake Road, Contraband Bayou, and L'auberge Blvd (formerly Nelson Rd), to the East and North of Prien Lake Plaza. Presently, approximately 111 acres remain available.
The name was selected because approximately 5000 feet (4000+ remaining) of the property fronts the historic and beautiful Contraband Bayou.
This bayou is so named because the famous Pirate Jean Lafitte was rumored to have buried treasures along its shores.
As multi-generational owners of the property, the goal of these Barbe heirs is to see this property developed as a first-class mixed-use community that includes commercial, lifestyle and entertainment, and residential properties.
A significant focus is on the approximate one mile of navigable water frontage. With that in mind, the creation of a first-class marina and/or marina hotel is one of the goals along with waterfront dining, shopping, and boardwalks.
With all of the water and natural beauty that is Southwest Louisiana, the Lake area has been lacking in developments that embrace the water. The owners hope that this development will fill this gap.
Contraband Parkway opened for traffic in July 2019, connecting W Prien Lake Road from the traffic circle to L'auberge Blvd (formerly Nelson Road).
The owners donated the land for this 4-lane road, which offers a median, sidewalks on both sides, and an internal traffic circle.
Absolutely! The owners have taken several steps to reduce due diligence time for developers and to be developer-friendly. For example:
Part of being developer-friendly involves being flexible. The owners are very willing to consider other ideas.
At this time, individual lots are not available. However, those interested in registering their interest and type of lot desired are encouraged to e-mail
The owner's goal is to sell large parcels to residential developers.
It is anticipated that a variety of home types will be offered, including condos, single family, townhouses, and live-work.
Waterfront lots as well as non-waterfront lots are envisioned.
Yes. Deed restrictions and architectural standards will be developed.
Yes, especially along Contraband Parkway. Preferred signage will be "monument" type signs.