Rhodes Brothers take their places for TODAY’s appeal

PHOTO: Thursday, September 12, 2019; 5:27pm


City of Natchitoches Municipal Building, 560 Second Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana

Friday, September 13, 2019

9:00 A.M.






#034 Mims Ordinance Authorizing The City Of Natchitoches To Lease All Or A Portion Of The Property Located At 607/Trudeau Street/Depot Street And 720 Sixth Street, Natchitoches, La To The United States Of American Through The Designated Representative Of The General Services Administration (GSA) Public Buildings Service, Setting The Terms And Conditions Of Same, And Authorizing The Execution Of The Lease By The Mayor, Lee Posey, After Due Compliance With The Law, And Further Providing For Advertising Of The Lease And An Effective Date.


Purpose: The City Council to review a decision of the Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Commission at the August 6, 2019 meeting that denied the application regarding the St. Maurice Subdivision.


17 thoughts on “Rhodes Brothers take their places for TODAY’s appeal

    • Congratulations James and Justin! You can consider yourself an official member of the business owners run down club of Natchitoches! Every business in this town has been and will continue to be run down by the community it serves…such class in this town.

  1. Have to preface this by stating I wasn’t there, and this is all as I’ve been told.

    Well, final vote was 4 to 1 to deny the application. The lone vote for came from Sylvia Morrow. Given her checkered track record, looks like “birds of a feather…”

    I am told Justin Rhodes said something to the effect, “we are strong and powerful and you better watch out.” That said to the mayor and the city council. Arrogant.

    Look, I know a lot of the people who work for Rhodes Properties. They are good folks, very good. The ownership of their company does not reflect who they are. I would hope they would have had enough of this mess and all leave and form their own, new company, leaving the arrogant Rhodes brothers to fend for themselves.

    Meanwhile, on behalf of my friends who live adjacent to this proposed St. Maurice Place, a big thank you to the four members of the city council who did the right thing.

  2. Actions Speak Louder than Words …. All the talk about the Rhodes Brothers wanting to be good neighbors and doing what’s best for Natchitoches HA.
    I think it was quite evident buy their actions this morning of filling up the majority of seats with employees and blocking parking spaces what kind of “neighbors” they intend to be. The real reason for wanting 28 houses on that property is simple: Profit, the more houses that can be crammed in, the more money they make, the heck with surrounding homeowners and the neighborhood.

  3. Does Natchitoches need or can afford new homes? The prices in Natchitoches as compared to other parts of the state are quite expensive. Where and how will all these homes be financed? Will there be restrictions and standards to live in the subdivision?

    • Great questions, and the same questions that I have! The prices for homes in Natchitoches are not reasonable, and with the number of houses that are for sale right now seems to demonstrate that there is no lack of housing. Seems like the reasonable thing would be to make existing properties affordable, rather than building new unaffordable houses.

  4. When people show you who they are, believe them. These are the people going on about how law-abiding they are, what a great thing this cracker box subdivision would be, what great neighbors they’d be, how they only want what’s best for Natchitoches. But they demonstrate, right here, what they REALLY are.

  5. This is like a slow-motion train-wreck unfolding right before my very eyes, only I don’t know who’s train it is yet.

  6. As Harry made clear two should be cited for parking violation but as another pointed out I uess they are above the law.

  7. Haven’t you heard, that’s the almighty Rhodes Brothers, laws don’t apply to them.

    As for this hearing today, as I posted last week, I hope the city council does the right thing and denies the application. Squeezing 30 houses into 6 acres makes no sense. Unless of course you hope only to make a lot of money and to heck with the adjacent property owners.

    • Just thought of something. Is this an attempt to block those opposing this application from accessing the meeting? Pretty pathetic by the Rhodes Brothers.

      • It is most definitely an attempt to block those opposed. Along with moving the appointment during work day hours and setting up less chairs and having a group of their employees come to fill the seats early! These vehicles have been there a long time to block parking… where are the tickets??? Looks like the council members have already made their decision without concern of the public

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