City of Orange Public Works Director, Jim Wolf, and Project Engineer, Don King with Fittz & Shipman recently confirmed timelines for an infrastructure project located at W. Allie Payne Road. The project includes the extension of water and sanitary sewer lines along with a new lift station for the purpose of future economic development.  Local developer, David Hinds is proposing a new residential development project, Oak Alley Development, at W. Allie Payne Road and west of White Oak Road, which will feature Acadian style homes in the $250,000 range. 

Confirmed timelines for contractors who are interested in this project include the advertisement for bids scheduled for May 21 and May 28 with a mandatory pre-bid meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, at 10 a.m. The proposed project completion timeline is early 2017.  For additional information concerning this infrastructure project, please contact Jim Wolf at 883-1082.

The City of Orange Economic Development Corporation (EDC), in an effort to encourage new residential development, is offering a $5,000 incentive to developers to offset closing costs for any new residential project in the City of Orange.  “The City of Orange appreciates the opportunity to partner with developer, David Hinds on this new Oak Alley residential project. In addition to efforts to attract new industry and retail, residential growth is a key component of economic development,” says Jay Trahan, Director of Economic Development.  For additional information please contact EDC Director, Jay Trahan, at 883-1077.