St. Charles Council oks heliport

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014

By Monique Roth

LAPLACE – The St. Charles Parish Council voted at its Feb. 17 meeting to approve a zoning change that would allow a heliport to be constructed and operated on Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling.

The highly-debated motion provides authorization to Pintail Contracting Services LLC on behalf of 310 Investments LLC to locate a heliport on

land newly zoned AV-1 at Lot 3, Square 13, Esperanza Business Park at 579 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway in Luling. The heliport will be close to two schools and Ashton Plantation subdivision.

Council members voting in favor of the ordinance change were Wendy Benedetto, Larry Cochran, Traci Fletcher, Julia Fisher-Perrier, Terrell Wilson and Billy Woodruff.

Council members Paul Hogan, Carolyn Schexnaydre and Mary Tastet voted against the ordinance.