Baton Rougean bids on Lake Charles site Baton Rougean bids on Lake Charles site The Associated Press Nov. 13, 2012 Comments LAKE CHARLES — Lake Charles officials are close to choosing a company to buy and develop 3.7 acres where a shopping center once stood. The city plans to choose one of three offers this week. The city bought the land for $766,000 in 2006 and demolished the buildings. Baton Rouge businessman Donnie Jarreau and developer Roger Landry of Lake Charles both propose residential and commercial developments. Jarreau is offering $957,500 for the land; Landry $628,000. Geddings Development Corp. of Lake Charles has offered $425,000. Businessman Gray Stream says he’s thinking about up to 160 two- and three-bedroom apartments. Mayor Randy Roach said the winner will get an option to buy the property, with any deal to be closed after the developer gets financing.