LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A long-running land dispute between Lafayette and Broussard over annexations in southern Lafayette Parish has been tentatively settled.
Allan Durand, an attorney representing Broussard in the dispute, told The Advocate the settlement, if finalized, calls for Lafayette to void its annexation of 1 tract and for Broussard to agree to restrictions on future annexations along Ambassador Caffery on the southern outskirts of Lafayette.
The settlement would end a 2010 lawsuit brought by Broussard challenging Lafayette's annexation of more than 200 acres along the new four-lane extension of Ambassador Caffery. The road, which serves the fastest growing area of the parish, is expected to become a major commercial corridor.
Lafayette and Broussard each stand to gain from tax collections should the area boom