Pointe-Marie will offer an array of amenities, civic structures, parks, shopping, dining, entertainment, essentials and gathering spaces within easy walking distance from every neighborhoods and district, promoting interactions between residents, merchants, shopkeepers and visitors while reducing dependence upon the automobile.
A clearly defined collection of trails, pathways and our over 1-mile long Promenade will connect a collection of major parks and preserves with the Village Center, village amenities, neighborhoods and districts –allowing residents to engage nature and one another simultaneously.
Pointe-Marie structures will combine thoughtful design, development and sustainable materials and practices to create a structures for the generations.
Our landscape plan and codes encourage Louisiana-indigenous plants and foliage with lower irrigation needs.
Select areas of the village will offer amenities and spaces that are purposely placed, identified and designed as settings for quiet reflective activities. The combination of these passive natural areas with the active vibrant gathering areas will help mirror and enhance the many dimensions of daily life of our owners, guests and visitors.
We have not forgotten Louisiana’s love affair with food! Pointe-Marie’s community garden will provide a venue where our residents, merchants, guests and visitors can participate in growing fruits and vegetables with the assistance of trained gardeners.
In addition to providing edible produce, these gardens will also become an amenity for those who enjoy spending time in garden spaces with friends and neighbors, while leaving the hard work to trained professionals.
All village architecture be governed by a defined collection of codes, guidelines, regulations and mindful design review process, helping to create a cohesive architectural ensemble that celebrates the memorable small towns and villages of Louisiana and the greater South.
Pointe-Marie will offer a diverse approach to health and wellness facilities and programs for multiple ages and interest levels, encouraging the care and enhancement of body and mind.
In keeping with Pointe-Marie’s creating its place sensitively within the natural environment, we have worked with Mac Myers, a recognized bird expert, to prepare a list of bird and wildlife that could be expected within the village.
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With the exception of our roadways and select infrastructure, we HAND-CLEARED the entire 34 acres of property in our first phase of development. This time-consuming and expensive process allowed us to minimally impact the flora and fauna of the site as we installed the infrastructure and prepared for design and construction of our amenities and the gathering areas of our Village Center.
As a part of its wide variety of other programs and entertainment, the Pointe-Marie Institute will underwrite and sponsor programming that recognizes and celebrates sustainability in its many forms. Some examples:
- Locally grown food, Slow Food and farm-to-table sustainable cooking
- Health and wellness programs and events
- Programs addressing native flora and fauna
- Retreats and other quiet contemplative and artistic pursuits