Central Residents File Lawsuit Against Housing Project

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The Settlement on Shoe Creek

CENTRAL, LA (AP) — Three Central residents are suing their mayor and a handful of City Council members over a planned traditional neighborhood development that would bring 700 housing units to the small city.

         The Advocate’s Andrea Gallo reports the lawsuit, filed late Monday in Baton Rouge state court, alleges that Central's leadership violated its own ordinances to move forward with The Settlement on Shoe Creek development. The Settlement would feature a combination of apartments, cottages, town homes, retail shops and office space, and would be situated in one of Central's most well-traveled areas.

         Central Mayor Jr. Shelton denied any wrongdoing and said the development will lead to smart growth.

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