BATON ROUGE – Roy Maughan Jr. stands out as the solely man in Baton Rouge who does not need to see the Brandywine Condominiums demolished.
“It is about thirteen acres of property that is truly properly located,” Maughan explaned. “You’ve got received a church on one aspect, a public faculty on one aspect, and a BREC park on the opposite aspect.”
He, together with the corporate Metropolis Holdings LLC, purchased nearly all of the condos final August.
The corporate has massive plans to renovate the property it is now calling “Sherwood Forest.” They plan on preserving the unique buildings and doing a couple of aesthetic upgrades.
However the Metropolis is dropping endurance. Not solely are the condos an eyesore, they have been a recurring setting for numerous violent crimes. So why has it taken Metropolis Holdings so lengthy to do one thing?
Maughan says they’ve already put round $four hundred,000 in to the property’s cleansing, getting safety, and drawing up plans. And it isn’t the corporate that is dragging it is ft, its the remaining occupants
“I consider there are a few people who find themselves occupying models who say they’re there with the permission of the proprietor. There are not any utilities there. There isn’t any electrical energy or water. It actually is not protected for habitation,” Maughan stated.
Maughan says they’ve tried numerous means to cooperate with the occupants however now should resort to authorized means to get them out.
“Sadly now we’re making an attempt to resort judicially, to recuperate beneath Louisiana condominium legal guidelines, for them to take part or to promote. And both means can be good.”
If the nineteenth Judicial Courtroom guidelines within the firm’s favor and they’re able to consolidate possession, Maughan says he expects the group will see drastic modifications to Brandywine in three to 6 months.
The Metro Council will vote on whether or not to sentence the complicated on Wednesday, Sept 27.