A Shreveport Metropolitan Planning Commission public hearing today on 15 zoning applications throughout the city played out like a courtroom drama when Item No. 4 came up.
It was a request from Bossier developer Tim Larkin to build more homes in his pricey southwest Shreveport subdivision, Esplanade. Shreveport attorney Tom Arceneaux spoke in favor of Larkin’s project, while attorneys Billy and Alan Pesnell spoke in opposition.
The Pesnells, who represent the Finish 3132 Coalition and Willis Knighton Health System Inc., have lawsuits making their way through district and federal courts. Also speaking in opposition Elliott Stonecipher, spokesman for the Finish 3132 Coalition.