Update: Deal expected to move forward with Mardi Gras Boardwalk - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Update: Deal expected to move forward with Mardi Gras Boardwalk

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It appears as though a deal with Mardi Gras Boardwalk will go through later this month. Lake Charles city officials updated the Lake Charles Downtown Development Authority on the negotiation process on Monday.

According to City Attorney Billy Loftin, the latest discussion on the table is a straight purchase agreement of the old Harrah's property for $4.4 million.

Loftin said company Mardi Gras Boardwalk will be subject to all zoning and smart code ordinances. Any variances Mardi Gras Boardwalk may request in the future would have to go back before the Lake Charles City Council.

The agreement, as it stands, is more than 80 pages.

Several issues have slowed the deal down throughout the negotiation process. One of the more recent concerns was a sound issue. Mardi Gras Boardwalk wanted to exceed the city's 90-decibel sound ordinance for their proposed entertainment amphitheater. Upon testing the sound, city officials said complaints from nearby residents on River Road and across north Lake Charles were reported.  

The City Council is scheduled to vote on whether to approve the purchase agreement at their regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20. 

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