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Construction underway at Shoe Creek development in Central

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CENTRAL, LA (WAFB) -

Construction is underway on a project some believe is a game changer for the City of Central. 

Mayor Jr. Shelton was on hand to see crews break ground Tuesday for the Settlement at Shoe Creek on Sullivan Road. It's a large development that would include commercial and residential units like a grocery store, shopping, and single family living space. 

"It feels good to finally see this happening. There's a lot of momentum behind this project now. You're going to see things go up rather quickly and Central is going to boom from here on out," Shelton said. 

Described as a city within a city, the $250 million development is set to bring 450 homes, 250 apartments and a combined 100,000 square feet of commercial real estate, along with green spaces and neighborhood parks.

The development has had trouble in the past, including a permanent injunction that was dismissed in October 2015. 

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