Construction starting at Juban Crossing site - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Construction starting at Juban Crossing site

LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

The day is finally here, construction is beginning at the site for Juban Crossing in Livingston Parish.

According to the developer, Creekstone Companies, confirmed that another major retailer has joined the center. "Funding was put in place earlier this week, and construction will begin soon on the site," said the news release sent out Thursday morning.

Belk, a signature anchor for the development, is slated to open to shoppers in October 2014 with a host of other retailers. Other retailers who will be joining the retail mix include T.J. Maxx, Michael's, Rouse's supermarket, Bed Bath & Beyond, Petsmart, Ulta Salon, Shoe Carnival and Old Navy.

"Since our initial conception of Juban Crossing, we knew that the people of Livingston Parish deserved first-rate retail options close to where they live and play," said Stephen Keller, a principal in Creekstone Companies, which is developing the area. "While the ever-changing landscape of the national economy has presented its challenges over the past years and months, we have never wavered on that dedication and that vision. We think Belk fits the development perfectly."

Block Construction will move heavy equipment onto the site Thursday, Friday and Monday to prepare for the horizontal construction phase. This includes utilities, clearing and grading, mass site work, drainage and electrical work. Hoar Construction, according to Creekstone Companies, will shortly thereafter begin construction on some of the retail spaces.

Information from Creekstone Companies about Juban Crossing:

The $350 million Juban Crossing project will be built in three phases. The first phase, expected to open in October 2014, will make up approximately 374,000 square feet of the development. Also included are a 14-screen, 46,000-square-foot, 2,200-seat theater, national chain restaurants, and a drugstore. Ultimately developers anticipate roughly 1.2 million square feet of retail throughout the development. Juban Crossing, once completed, will be a place to live, shop, and work for some families; a place to shop and/or work for others in Livingston Parish and in nearby parishes; and, a place to stop and visit for people traveling down Interstate 12.

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