Posted: Sep 19, 2013 10:30 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 19, 2013 11:55 AM
BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers on the state Bond Commission approved bonds today to help pay for infrastructure at the Juban Crossing retail development.
The development district requested more than $37 million in bonds to pay for road construction, drainage work, and other infrastructure improvements around the proposed site.
The measure passed without any discussion.
Work at Juban Crossing has been delayed several times. Developer Stephen Keller told News 2 back in August he planned to begin work in 30 days, but that deadline has passed with no movement at the site.
"We understand how anxious the residents of Livingston Parish and the surrounding communities are for the start of construction," Keller said today in an emailed statement. "We can assure you that things are moving quickly behind the scenes and hope to have an announcement soon."
News 2's Jason Newton will have updates on what's next for the development starting at 4 p.m.