Moratorium on manufactured housing in southeast portion of Westlake

Published 1:23 pm Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Westlake City Council voted to approve a moratorium on manufactured housing in one area of the city.

The council also approved two Class A beer and liquor licenses, pending state approval, and officially marked the ongoing agreement between the city of Westlake and the Westlake Recreation District No. 1 of Ward 4 for producing a comprehensive golf program for Ward 4, District 1 citizens.

Westlake Interim Mayor Dan Racca said  the council’s approval of the resolution to place a moratorium on manufactured homes in the area between Sampson Street east to the Calcasieu River and Sulphur Avenue South to the Isle of Capri Boulevard will allow the city time to conduct a survey necessary to the further development and zoning of this area.

Hunter Parker said he’s been playing golf his whole life and is one of the instructors at the National Golf Club of Louisiana.

As part of the “comprehensive golf program” for “rec” card holders, Parker teaches clinics, including on for 18-and-under on Mondays beginning at 4:30 p.m.

“Many of the people who come have never picked up a club,” he said. “It’s awesome to be able to teach golf to men, women and children. The comment I hear most often from beginners is, ‘I never knew golf was this hard.”

People outside of the recreation district can pay $20 for clinic instruction.

The Westlake City Council gave its nod to National Community Development Week by supporting a resolution. Planning and development continues for the Westlake Opportunity Zone, an economic development district offering tax incentives.

The opening of the new Horseshoe Casino is anticipated. Racca took part in a recent meeting between the city utilities and Horseshoe construction and engineering crew, signaling progress on that project.

The Daq Shack, located at 2400 Westwood Road, owned by Lonnie Lee Regan and Terry Ziegler Regan and Picher’s Crawfish & Daiquiris, 920 Sampson Street, owned by Tiffany Hester and Anthony Bertrand, were both approved for Class A Beer and Liquor License, pending approval from the state.