July 16, 2014 — As Lafayette continues to grow, so do the out lying cities that make up Lafayette Parish. The City of Scott continues it's own growth by taking steps forward to execute a project they call Destination Point which will expand the I-10 exit that runs through the city.
Over the past 5 years businesses have been sprouting up all over the South side of the Interstate and project Destination Pointe is focusing on the development of businesses on the North side. We caught up with the Mayor of Scott who says the project is already in it's early phases.
"The water and the sewer is on the property. The project has been accepted and the pumps are working fine. Everything is there including ample water and sewer. The process right now is designing the frontage road that will be put on the property and we think we should go out for bid in October. We hope to see construction on the new road some time next year. " said Mayor Morrison.
"When you have a city that's as fortunate as the city of Scott to have run I-10 run right through it which allows you to develop both sides. That's a big plus in any community."
Now Mayor Morrison says he believes the revenue that is generated by developing on the opposite side of the interstate will be able to fund other projects in the city of Scott such as drainage, roads, and sidewalks. While no names have been released as tenants just yet, Mayor Morrison says he fully expects business to drive the residence of the new development.