Caddo District Judge Craig Marcotte has set a March 2 hearing to determine the merits of a lawsuit filed by John Settle that alleges harm to Shreveport citizens if city bond funds are used to buy property along Cross Bayou for a proposed public/private development. The lawsuit is the latest in a back-and-forth over a project that supporters say will bring 1 to $1.5 billion in development but that opponents say will cost the city more than it will provide.

Before the city can move forward, the Shreveport City Council must vote to approve a Binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was introduced at the City Council at its Monday, Jan. 12 meeting. The vote on the MOU is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 3 pm at the City Council Chambers at 505 Travis Street downtown.

Cross Bayou Fact Sheet
Cross Bayou MOU
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Downtown Development Authority/Downtown Shreveport Development Corporation Stand on Cross Bayou project as proposed