POSTED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 9:30pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 9:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Today was the grand opening for a new affordable apartment complex called Mallard Crossing.
This $24 million complex has 96 two-bedroom and 96 three-bedroom units, totaling 192 in all.
These apartments are located right next to the Greenwell Springs Library and within walking distance of several retail stores. Residents who've moved in already say they are thrilled to live in such a beautiful community.
"It's very affordable, and I just had a new baby, so it's very exciting to bring my baby to a new environment that's safe,” stated resident Deanna Hayes. “I really like it."
“We have certainly seen there is a huge need,” stated Chris Dischinger with LDG Development. “We just opened up, and we have 60 families. We have another 54 that have put in applications, so well be full quickly and ahead of schedule."
The developers have provided quality, affordable housing across the country and have won awards for their work.