Dantin Bruce Development has closed on a $4.65 million deal for nearly 90 acres on Burbank Drive—where the Kenilworth Parkway extension could eventually intersect—on which a roughly 250-home subdivision called Hunter’s Trace is planned.
“We have all of the approvals we need, and we’ll be starting dirt work hopefully this week,” says Brian Dantin, who owns Dantin Bruce along with his business partner, Ross Bruce.
Dantin says the area is attractive for a number of reasons, including its proximity to LSU and the planned Kenilworth extension.
“We follow the market very closely, and there are very few new construction homes available in that area in the $200,000 to $225,000 range,” Dantin says. “So, we feel like the market there is very strong and—especially once they extend Kenilworth through there—will be even stronger as it provides for greater access to Essen (Lane) and the hospitals, and it really ties into the center of town.”
Dantin says the exact price range for homes in Hunter’s Trace has not been set, adding they will likely be offered “in the $200,000s.” Likewise, exact square footage of average homes has not been decided yet. He says the subdivision will be similar to Magnolia Lakes, which Dantin Bruce developed about a mile south of where Hunter’s Trace will be located on Burbank.
Another road connecting Highland Road to Burbank, possibly via Kenilworth, is a part of the city-parish Green Light Plan for traffic improvements. Along with Kenilworth, nearby Seyburn Drive is also being considered as a possible location for the extension, according to the Green Light Plan website.
Under Hunter Trace LLC, Dantin Bruce purchased the land for Hunter’s Trace from The Gulf Rouge Limited Partnership, which has a mailing address of Playa Del Rey, California. The selling partnership’s manager is Parkash Kaur Sehdeva, according to sale documents.
See the Planning Commission staff report on the Hunter’s Trace development, which includes a map and proposed layout of the subdivision.