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CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, January 21, 2016

Email Raises Traffic Impact Study Questions
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This newly-discovered opinion
re-opens questions about the
approval of the traffic impact study
used by the city to support approval
of the Shoe Creek development.
For any development to proceed,
its traffic impact study must be
approved by East Baton Rouge
Traffic Engineering, as well as the
Central City Council. There is no
evidence that either of these groups
were made aware of Balkin’s expert
opinions expressed in his email to
Mayor Shelton.

On July 20, 2015, EBR Traffic
Engineering declared the traffic
impact study for the Shoe Creek
TND “invalid,” in part because the
Sagebrush Avenue traffic connection
to Morgan Place subdivision had
been eliminated by the Central City
Council, leaving only the entrances

on Sullivan. Central’s Planning
and Zoning Director, Woodrow
Muhammad, testified in October that
he sent an email response later that
same day, at the direction of Mayor
Shelton, assuring that the connection
to Sagebrush Avenue “has not been
eliminated.” In fact, the Central City
Council voted on May 26, 2015,
not to allow the dedication of the
Sagebrush Avenue connection as a
public street.

The
council
ordinance
instead left the street private, allowing
bollards to be placed on the street
to limit it to foot traffic. However,
as a direct result of assurances by
the City of Central, EBR Engineers
withdrew their objection to the use
of the traffic impact study, clearing
the way for the council’s approval of
the Shoe Creek TND.

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