Parc Tower Condominiums take elegance to new heights
Desiring a true hub within the Hub City, developer and visionary Glenn Stewart purchased 34 acres along Camellia Boulevard with the intention of developing an area that would be a tribute to Acadiana’s rich culture and heritage. “I wanted to create something beautiful that our community was lacking,” Stewart said.
With the first phase of Parc Lafayette well underway, Stewart turned his attention to the remaining 20-acre development. His intention was to develop a luxurious residential property.
Stewart’s vision included something more progressive than the traditional neighborhood. His ideas included a highrise building that offered its residents not only a view of the city but features and amenities that one might enjoy in a fine hotel.
Continuing his design partnership with renowned architect and lifelong friend Kevin Gossen, who designed the buildings in phase one, it was fitting for the two to focus on the residential element of Parc Lafayette. That’s when the development known as Parc Tower Condominiums, commenced.
The timeless design of Parc Tower Condominiums is nothing short of impressive. Stewart and Gossen Architects first took into account land preservation, designing around eight-decade-old historical oaks planted by Kaliste Saloom himself, and ensuring unobstructed views of the three existing lakes across Camellia Boulevard.
They then focused on what would soon be the tallest residential tower in Lafayette (Kevin’s father, Gerald Gossen, Sr., built the tallest standing local highrise, now called Chase Tower). Soon after, the team of industry experts fell into place, including ASX Construction who built the commercial buildings in phase one and real estate market gurus Debbie Horaist and Bill Bacque.
“We are dedicated to making every effort in working with local tradespeople and material suppliers. This project is about the community and that includes supporting the local economy,” Stewart stated. “Doug Ashy Building Materials and Coburn’s have gone out of their way to provide the high end finishes desired for the interiors of this project.”
Attention To Detail
It is said that luxury is attention to detail, originality, exclusivity and, above all, quality. This is where Stewart and his team shine as masters of their trades.
Strong historical references to the founding contributors of Acadiana can be found in every unique statue and engraved quotation included in the architecture of phase one. Even the softscapes were selected to reflect European influences on the region. “We follow our passion, not a formula,” Gossen affirmed.
The entire ground floor of Parc Tower is dedicated to amenities for the residents, although the wow factor continues all the way up to the penthouse views.
On-site amenities include a grand lobby, reception room for entertaining complete with bar area, board room, theatre room, residential library with bar, guest suites, a fitness center, covered parking and a pool located on the roof-top of the four story parking garage.
As a supporter of the arts, Stewart decided the building should also include a private music room. To top things off, the building will include concierge service and security features.
Parc Tower Condominiums will be located within a gated community with its own private park. This list doesn’t even include the numerous attractions like restaurants, shopping and a multicultural center within walking distance.
A Stylish combination
Parc Tower is a combination of stylish, high quality, single family residences that provide a maintenance free lifestyle. Debbie Horaist, Realtor with Van Eaton & Romero, is currently accepting pre-construction reservations and deposits for the proposed condominiums.
Because the project is in the pre-construction phase, floor plans are flexible and can be customized to the buyer’s individual needs. “If all goes well with the city of Lafayette, we expect to start construction during February 2016,” Stewart revealed.
Soon-to-be resident Judy Leggett summed it up best by saying, “I travel a lot and didn’t want all the upkeep of my current home. Parc Tower offers everything I have now plus more.”