Livingston Parish’s population explosion is raising development questions

SUIT SETTLED: In August, Livingston Parish officials and the developer of a planned 2,000-lot subdivision near Denham Springs settled a zoning lawsuit, smoothing the way for construction to go forward while imposing some limits favored by opponents of the new neighborhood. (Don Kadair)

When John Blount got into the construction business in 1987, Livingston Parish was a sleepy, mostly rural parish that a little over 70,000 people called home. At the time, short of a few local mom …

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