Posted: Oct 21, 2010 6:21 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Oct 21, 2010 6:53 PM
New shopping options are on the way for Livingston Parish as the Juban Crossing project gets set to break ground in Denham Springs.
The project, which is expected to feature retail shops as well as residential options, will be built near the intersection of Interstate 12 and Juban Road. The proposal was originally made nearly four years ago, but now developers are ready to move forward.
"I think it’s great. I live right there off of Juban, so I wouldn't have to go all the way to Baton Rouge. All the shopping would be right there," said Christy Armstrong, who was excited for the new development.
Parish President Mike Grimmer said he thinks the project could generate nearly $200 million annually. That's music to the ears of many in Livingston Parish, but some folks said they still aren’t ready for new development.
"It cuts the smaller people out when they build these big places, and people have been here for years and years. This is the country; it's nice and peaceful and quiet. That's why people moved here, to avoid all that hush and rush stuff," said Clayton Langlois, who strongly opposed the project.
Either way, the development is expected to break ground next month. While actual stores haven't been announced, the developer of the project said residents should be pleased by the coming announcement of major retailers.