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South Shreveport development needs help coming to life

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SHREVEPORT, La. -
NewQuest development is bringing shopping opportunity to an otherwise under served portion of the city. The company has announced a retail development bringing a grocery store and a state of the art YMCA facility to south Shreveport. But those plans have hit a bit of a roadblock.

A major supermarket - yet to be identified - and surrounding retail shops are planned for a portion of Camp Forbing with entrances on both Flournoy Lucas and Ellerbe road. The Northwest Louisiana YMCA says there's about 47 acres of property that will be divided for commercial development and recreational use. But it's going to take some work and perhaps some help from city officials to help see the project through.

Joann Wheeless with Sealy Realty is working to bring the project to the area. Wheeless said, "Because of the topography of the land, very expensive site work, we have to relocate a pipeline, there's a wetlands issue and the infrastructure we have to put in is very expensive."

Mayor Cedric Glover said he is meeting with stakeholders so they can come up with a plan for the city to assist in the endeavor.
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