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.
- Permanent injunction dismissed for controversial Settlement on Shoe Creek
- Judge dismisses case related to Shoe Creek development
- Lafayette developer purchases 120 acres of land in Central
- Judge denies preliminary injunction; Central development to move forward for now
- Shoe Creek contractor petitions to join lawsuit
- Judge sets hearing for lawsuit looking to block Central development
- Residents file lawsuit to delay Central development