A big name has added themselves to the controversy over the 3132 extension. Willis-Knighton Health System has joined the lawsuit to ensure the city property south of Flournoy Lucas Road will be used appropriately for an expansion of 3132.
Margaret Elrod, a spokesperson for their property The Oaks of Louisiana Retirement Center, voiced her concern about the heavy traffic flowing in front of their property from 3132 to Hwy 1.
"There's a lot of safety factors involved here, and when we did create this complex it was with the understanding that it would remain a peaceful, pastoral place for our residents," said Elrod.
Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover told us the city intends to work on a plan to continue the development of 3132. They will "focus on how it is that we go about developing that path forward, that route that we all can agree on that doesn't have an impact on the folks in Twelve Oaks," he said. "That will continue to allow the additional development that's taking place out there while, at the same time, extending not just out to port, but hopefully to one day end up connecting to I-69."
The city council voted Tuesday afternoon that a developer will need their approval before accessing the city-owned 16-acre property. This vote comes in response to plans that residential developer, Tim Larkin, planned to build a street across that land.