SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – South Shreveport is one step closer to getting a new Brookshire’s grocery store.
The Shreveport City Council on Tuesday approved rezoning property off Norris Ferry Road and Southern Loop from residential to commercial, paving the way for a new store at that location.
Brookshire’s says the store would be a 56,000 square foot project that would bring more than 200 jobs to the area.
Shreveport City Councilman Grayson Boucher says with the growth of the area, the store is much needed.
“There are still a few hurdles that have to be gone through, number one is the traffic issues that recommended in traffic studies before any occupancy can be given. but we have at least rezoned that piece of property.”
Residents have expressed concerns about traffic and congestion around the entrances and exits for the store.
The next step for the project is the approval of a site plan from the MPC.