Bill Rodier discusses the economic development district of downtown Saint-Landry

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana (KLFY) – The Central St. Landry Economic Development District, or CSLEDD, is an economic development district located along the I-49 corridor in Opelousas.

This district is deploying its dedicated funding to improve and increase critical economic infrastructure within its geographic boundaries.

Through its board of directors, the CSLEDD focuses on projects and initiatives that drive investment and growth.

This includes:

  • a. State-of-the-art lighting installation along I-49 between Exit 15 (Harry Guilbeau Road) and Exit 19 (Highway 190). State-of-the-art lighting installation along Harry Guilbeau Road.
  • b. CSLEDD has assumed financial and managerial responsibility for grounds maintenance along a 5 mile stretch of I-49, overseeing bi-weekly grass mowing, vegetation maintenance, beautification and waste reduction in this area.
  • vs. A new wastewater treatment facility is currently under construction at the southern end of their neighborhood. The construction of this system greatly increases the capacity for growth in this area.
  • D. Gateway to Acadiana master plan to create a multi-purpose destination development, the first of its kind in the parish of Saint-Landry.

Largely as a result of these investments, there has been over $ 50 million in new business investment over the past four years and there are currently over $ 50 million in various types of development projects in the district. who are in the process of obtaining permits and / or due diligence.

They predict that this investment momentum will continue to accelerate dramatically over the next three years, creating substantial tax revenues for municipal and parish governments, which will help further improve all areas of the parish and city.

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