Posted: Dec 20, 2010 10:26 PM by Ashley Rodrigue
Updated: Dec 20, 2010 10:26 PM
LIVINGSTON - A collective "yes" among the Livingston Parish Council gave a shopping development the boost it needed to move into the building phase after a four-year stall due to the recession.
Monday night, the council increased a sales tax for the Juban Crossing development, making it 10.5%. The tax, collected from shoppers buying at the complex, once it's open, will go to pay for sewage systems, roads and other infrastructure necessities on the 600 acre property purchased for the project, off of I-12 and Juban Road.
Juban Crossing would be a retail center, medical complex and offer single and multi-family housing.
Most people at the meeting supported the development and the dollars it could bring to Livingston Parish. A few were worried the center would take business away from small businesses.
Developers hope to break ground in the next three months.