BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A controversial development in the city of Central received the go-ahead during a court hearing Friday morning.
Some people in Central hired an attorney and filed suit related to the Settlement Shoe Creek, saying the city simply was not prepared for the additional people. From the infrastructure to the schools, they argued the city can't take on more people.
The case went before Judge Wilson Fields for a permanent injunction. However, the judge dismissed the entire case, meaning the development will now move forward.
The plaintiff attorney said he will immediately file for an appeal.
Described as a city within a city, the $250 million development is set to bring 450 homes, 250 apartments and what city leaders say is much needed retail space to the growing area.