BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - More land was bought in Central by a Lafayette developer seeing to build a traditional neighborhood development.
Shoe Creek LLC and Robert Daigle, the Lafayette builder behind River Ranch, bought 18 acres of land from Sullivan Road to go along with the 102 acres he purchased in August.
Daigle paid an additional $686,000 for the extra 18 acres on top of the $3.5 million spent for 102 acres for that land.
Daigle aims to build Shoe Creek, a community development featuring 447 single-family homes, 250 apartment units, a combined 100,000 square feet of commercial real estate, along with green spaces and neighborhood parks.
Three Central residents have filed suit against the City of Central trying to stop the development, saying it violates city ordinances. Both sides are due in court in October for a permanent injunction hearing.
Despite the road block, the project is expected to break ground before the end of 2015.