Residential building growth is occurring at high speed in Sterlington with 24 more apartment units set to be completed this September.
Michael Watson, a contractor, said his apartments, Hacienda Village, will look impressive once they are completed.
“There are about 15 people on the wait list already,” he said.
The project represents the latest home-building in Sterlington.
Mayor Vern Breland said approximately $3.9 million in building permits have been issued this year.
Each apartment will be a different colored earth-tone stucco, and have exterior lighting and green areas as well.
Watson said he is constructing 12 unit duplexes that are 850 square feet with two bedrooms and two baths; and 12 town houses that are 1,200 square feet and 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.
“They will really look great once the stucco colors go on,” he said.
Guy Miller, president of the Sterlington Chamber of Commerce, said the apartment business is growing along with commercial businesses in the town, making the area an inviting place to live for outsiders and people looking to relocate.
“Sterlington continues to attract businesses to the area and that, combined with the infrastructure and other facilities, makes it an attractive area for those looking to locate or relocate in greater Monroe,” he said.