Enterprise-South is a go, Ourso says

Deidre Cruse

All property owners have signed agreements to give or sell the property needed for the right of way for Enterprise Boulevard-South, Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso Jr. announced last week.

“The money is in place,” Ourso said. “Everything is a go.”

Enterprise-South is a new through street that will be built from the new Enterprise Bridge over Bayou Plaquemine near the Iberville Parish Jail to Belleview Road at Tenant.

The project, which has been a top priority for Ourso, has had strong backing from the Iberville Chamber of Commerce because of the anticipated business investment it might spur near Wal-Mart on Belleview.

The mile-long strip of right of way will cost the parish just over $160,000, based on the appraised price. Owners had the option of getting their own appraisals, but instead accepted the parish appraisals.

 “We will own that right of way, about a mile,” the parish president said, although the current owners will retain the mineral rights to the property.

The largest amounts will be paid to will be paid to Plaquemine Bank, which will get $63,905 1.2 acres of property; the Cardinal family, which will get $24,585 for 3.27 acres; the Dupont family, which will get $14,315 for 2.29 acres and the Iberville Parish Jail, which will get $17,685 for 1.31 acres.