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Large turnout for Moss Lake Village outreach meeting

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There was a large turnout Thursday night at the outreach meeting for a proposed temporary worker housing development in Carlyss. (Theresa Schmidt / KPLC) There was a large turnout Thursday night at the outreach meeting for a proposed temporary worker housing development in Carlyss. (Theresa Schmidt / KPLC)
CARLYSS, LA (KPLC) -

There was a large turnout Thursday night at the outreach meeting for a proposed temporary worker housing development in Carlyss.

The Southland Executive Airport and First Flight Holdings hosted the open house at the airport to present information to and answer questions from Carlyss residents about the Moss Lake Village project.

Moss Lake Village would house up to 2,500 workers and would be located on 100 acres of airport-owned land near several planned industrial expansion sites.

Members of the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and representatives of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department were also expected to attend the meeting.

This is one of several outreach meetings where Southland Executive Airport and First Flight Holdings are presenting information on the project.

Presentations have already been made to the City of Sulphur Industrial Development Board and the Sunrise Rotary Club.

There has been an some outcry from Carlyss residents about the project.

Some of the concerns that have been expressed include:

• Will the village affect the safety of planes at the airport?

• Will the FAA and the Department of Health be consulted on the project?

• How will the facility be used after the temporary workers leave?

• What kind of environmental impact will the village have on the area, most notably Choupique Bayou?

 

KPLC's Theresa Schmidt will have more on later editions.

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