West Baton Rouge Parish Council rejects proposed subdivision near Back Brusly

Local News

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — The West Baton Rouge Parish Council voted unanimously against the proposed Keystone West subdivision on Thursday night.

The proposal would have brought more than 300 homes near Back Brusly. Dozens of West Baton Rouge residents expressed their concerns about a new subdivision in the area.

“We cannot take any more water back there, it really needs to be addressed, today, not 100 lots here, not 100 lots next year,” said one resident.

“317 lots, where is that sewer going to go? We really need to look at that in detail,” said another resident.

Developers were proposing lots ranging from 60-70 feet wide with one entry/exit on Choctaw Road.

“We don’t feel like that size of a development should be residential, it should be commercial,” said Vice-Chair Carey Denstel.

Studies show the development would bring 230 vehicles to the parish, but councilmembers said there was not enough data on the impact of traffic and drainage if the subdivisions were approved.

“We looked at it and it just didn’t meet the safety, health, and welfare of the public. Where it’s located on Tulane Hwy, it’s a very curvy road,” said Denstel.

It’s unclear if the property owners will use their property to push for another residential development.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest BRProud Articles

More Local News

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.

Trending Stories