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member12
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According to The Advocate, Livingston Parish is in despair over new development

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Livingston Parish residents despair after 2,000 lot subdivision passes

The Advocate

One month after approval for a Denham Springs-area 2,000 lot subdivision failed in a tie vote before the Livingston Parish Council, it appeared again on the agenda.

This time, it passed.

Deer Run, which is slated for 4-H Club Road across from Hillon Hood Road, has loomed large over the council for several months. The neighborhood is the latest in a string of large developments proposed in the last year that ultimately pushed the parish council to pass a temporary building moratorium that remains ongoing.

The council has promised a check on development since last year when members imposed the parish's first ever zoning categories in a region known for its strong support of property owners.


Note that this is going to go up immediately adjacent to (and will connect with) an existing DLSD development that features at least 350 homes and zero landscaping.

Also in the area are several nicer homes that share estate-sized 1+ acre lots with corrugated metal sheds.
This post was edited on 6/28 at 10:39 am


beerJeep
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Cookie cutter homes go brrrrrrt


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Shexter
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Eastover Estates 2.0



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wileyjones
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Unreal.

“frick what the people want, where my bribes is?” - direct quote from council members all over Louisiana


dewster
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These suburban parishes have to accept that they will not be a rural format without extremely strict zoning laws. They are too close to population and employment centers for that.

They can either start strict zoning and development requirements or tax themselves to pay for the massive infrastructure needs they will have. It's highly likely that Livingston Parish is already too late and will have to figure out how to pay for the elaborate infrastructure required to service some of these haphazardly developed communities.

Communities that close to a mid sized or large city can't be laissez faire on the rights of property owners, keep their taxes low, and maintain a rural format at the same time. It's just not possible when there's that much demand for new housing in your district.


LSUcdro
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I live less than 5 minutes away from here on 3 acres.. May need to move further away from civilization


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terriblegreen
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With interest rates where they are right now, I'm surprised people are rushing to build.


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lsu13lsu
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Unreal.

“frick what the people want, where my bribes is?” - direct quote from council members all over Louisiana


Truth. Many council members run for Mayor just to get additional campaign "contributions".


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Ingeniero
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If there's one thing Livingston Parish needs, it's 2500 more cookie cutter homes on 0.2 acre lots that will be dilapidated in 10 years


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the LSUSaint
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2,000 lot subdivision


Need to.move my crack operation closer to keep up supply


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GetBackToWork
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These suburban parishes have to accept that they will not be a rural format without extremely strict zoning laws. They are too close to population and employment centers for that.


Madison, MS isn’t perfect, but it is head and shoulders above the train wreck that happens in the outlying areas surrounding Baton Rouge.

This is what Zachary should’ve become, not a DR Horton wonderland.


ipodking
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That used to be a beautiful stretch of road. All the new subdivisions are so ugly


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Limitlesstigers
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They can either start strict zoning and development requirements or tax themselves to pay for the massive infrastructure needs they will have. It's highly likely that Livingston Parish is already too late and will have to figure out how to pay for the elaborate infrastructure required to service some of these haphazardly developed communities.
A lot of suburban towns go bankrupt once they lose that "shiny new community w/ good schools" reputation. There's not enough commercial revenue to upgrade and replace drainage, sewer, and other infrastructure needs.


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dewster
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This is what Zachary should’ve become, not a DR Horton wonderland.



There's something insane like 7,000 approved lots within the Zachary city limits that have yet to be developed.

DR Horton is only a fraction of that. Most of it are smaller local developers. Although I share your frustration with DR Horton - they build garbage, and they recently got a 900 home community approved in Baker that will rely on Zachary schools. Weird situation.
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