$1.5 Billion Cross Bayou Proposal To Be Considered By Shreveport City Council

Nov 26, 2019

Shreveport Cross Bayou Development Project as depicted in an architectural illustration presented to the Shreveport City Council on 11/25/19.
Credit Courtesy: McSwain Architectural Design

SHREVEPORT CROSS BAYOU -   A proposed  development  project  along  Cross Bayou near downtown Shreveport  estimated to cost more than a Billion dollars was brought before the  Shreveport City council yesterday.  According to the Shreveport Times – members of the Gateway Development Consortium shared their proposed Cross Bayou Point Project which plans indicate would include a mix of city-residential, commercial, government buildings and sports and recreational venues.  The estimated cost  is $1.5 Billion Dollars.   At the conclusion of the 2-and-a-half hour small business committee meeting councilman Willie Bradford said he plans to propose legislation to the City Council that would be a binding agreement between the city and Consortium and  expressed that such a project may provide hope for the city’s future economy.

Shreveport Councilman Willie Bradford will draft legislation for an agreement of understanding between the city and the Gateway Development Consortium.
Credit Courtesy: Willie Bradford Facebook

"Other cities within Louisiana are moving, progressing in their economic fields,"Bradford said. "But we have been stagnated for too long. I don't know if we lost faith in ourselves or hope in ourselves but I think over the next month and three weeks, we can infuse some hope in our city with a project like this."

Although details have yet to be worked out,  Bradford plans to bring the legislation to the City Council during the Dec. 9 work session and Dec. 10 meeting. The Council would vote on his measure on Jan. 14.  The proposed project would involve some 88 acres of city-owned land that sits along Cross Bayou just north of the downtown district.