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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Lake Charles city officials said while it appears nothing is being done, necessary work is happening behind the scenes to make the Mardi Gras Boardwalk a reality.

After several years of discussion, the city and company, Mardi Gras Boardwalk, reached an agreement to move forward back in July. The agreement, which proposes a multi-million dollar development on the old Harrah's property, triggered a series of deadlines the company must meet.

According to Councilmen Stuart Weatherford and Dana Carl Jackson, supporters of the development, the next deadline is Oct. 30, when Mardi Gras Boardwalk will be required to present a title of commitment.

"They are on track to meet those deadlines. They are talking with potential tenants for the property. They are doing all the work they need to do and they want to get a project delivered sooner rather than later," said Weatherford. "They are also talking to retailers and other parties, who may be interested in getting involved with their development."

"They are having plans drawn up by a great architect. They're talking map construction to build. They are doing everything they are supposed to be doing at this time ... as fast as they can do it," said Jackson.

Mardi Gras Boardwalk's big deadline is after the first of year, when they'll be expected to present their master plan before moving forward.

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