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Discover an exceptional development opportunity in the heart of Southwest Louisiana!

 Welcome to Contraband Pointe, a remarkable 149-acre mixed-use development nestled along the tranquil Contraband Bayou and surrounded by W. Prien Lake Road/I-210, Contraband Bayou, and L'auberge Blvd (formerly Nelson Road).

Retail Conceptual RenderingWhere History Meets Innovation: Contraband Pointe draws its name from the legendary Pirate Jean Lafitte, who, as rumor has it, concealed his treasures along the bayou's storied shores. This site seamlessly blends history with modern possibilities.

Prime Location and Accessibility: With over 4,000 feet of strategically located navigable water-frontage, Contraband Pointe offers a haven for water sports, fishing, and outdoor enthusiasts, making it a hotspot for developers seeking unparalleled opportunities in hospitality, retail, entertainment, and recreation, with exceptional potential for VRBO or similar build-to-rent development. The site also enjoys visibility from I-210 and a convenient location near hotels, hospitals, restaurants, shopping centers, and two major gaming and golf resorts, positioning it as the epicenter of Southwest Louisiana's thriving market.

This is a conceptual rendering that illustrates the mixed-use potential of the property on the South side of Contraband Parkway and this rendering explores a few of the possibilities for a destination resort on the 66 acres on the North side of Contraband Pointe.   

Key Facts, Features and Amenities:

1. Seven properties have closed. Two are under contract.

2. Over 3,400 +/- feet of 4-lane frontage along the South side of Contraband Parkway and 1790 +/- on the North side.

3. Approximately 250 feet bordering L'auberge Blvd, strategically poised near the Nelson Road Bridge Extension, currently under construction and projected to be completed by 2026. This extension will significantly enhance access to and from downtown Lake Charles, CHRISTUS Ochsner Hospital, the Dr Michael DeBakey Drive medical community, the residential subdivisions off of W Sallier, and the prestigious Shell Beach Drive area.

4. Beneficial "business" zoning by the City of Lake Charles offers flexibility for various commercial ventures.

5. Close proximity to L'auberge Casino and Golf Resort and The Golden Nugget Casino and Golf Resort.

6. 3,300 +/- hotel rooms within 1.5 miles, including approximately 900 rooms within 1,800 feet of the entrance.

7. Convenient access to major roads, including I-210, Lake Street, Nelson Road, L'auberge Blvd, and the recently inaugurated Contraband Parkway. And, construction has begun on the Nelson Road Extension Bridge, amplifying development prospects.

8. Officially recognized as a subdivision by the City of Lake Charles.

Conceptual Rendering with Legend 06 24 2024Endless Potential Awaits: With the open canvas remaining, Contraband Pointe presents limitless possibilities. Navigate the "Parcels Available" menu or this Parcel Index to tailor your investment vision to your requirements.

The 66-acre parcel (Contraband Pointe North) on the North side of Contraband Parkway offers an exceptional opportunity to capitalize on SW Louisiana's tourism success. Learn more about this waterfront development parcel, tourism, and the connectivity afforded by this prime parcel.

Don't Miss the Bridge to Success: As construction progresses on the Nelson Road Bridge Extension, connecting W. Sallier to L'auberge Blvd, this already prime location is poised to become one of Southwest Louisiana's premier commercial corridors. It is near numerous other significant retail and business firms, restaurants, and hotels,  including the highly successful Prien Lake Plaza.

Your Vision, Our Canvas: Contraband Pointe is ready to showcase your masterpiece. Seize this retail, multi-family, and extraordinary waterfront opportunity in Southwest Louisiana. For further details and additional information, kindly refer to our FAQ page.

This map indicates the conceptual parcels currently offered within Contraband Pointe. This Parcel Index is a convenient method to see the size and price of all of them in one location. In most cases, the size and configuration are negotiable.

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Waterfront Properties in Contraband Point

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 Facing North from the Traffic Circle at W. Prien Lake Road and Contraband Parkway

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