Controversial Port Marigny project in Mandeville voted down

Controversial Port Marigny project in Mandeville voted down

MANDEVILLE, LA (WVUE) - A controversial development in Mandeville was voted down Thursday night.

In a four to one vote, the Mandeville City Council decided against the Port Marigny project.

Residents argued it would ruin their small town feel.

The project called for hundreds of residential and commercial properties on an area along the Mandeville lakefront.

The plan was to build on 42 of the 73-acre lot that used to be a concrete manufacturing facility. The proposed development would include 416 living units, 60,000 square feet of commercial space, a marina, green space as well as a possible hotel on the city's lakefront.

A spokesperson for the developer told FOX 8 Thursday night that they could pursue legal options at this point or they can bring it back to the council in one year.

Records show that the city of Mandeville has spent $350,000 in taxpayer money for legal and consultant fees on the proposed project.

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