‘Phenomenal’ response so far to voluntary buyout program, mayor tells City Council

3 Mar 2022

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Denham Springs city leaders have seen a “phenomenal” response to a voluntary buyout program that aims to reduce future flood risks by turning flood-prone residential areas into wetlands.

The City Council received an update on the program, which focuses on the Spring Park neighborhood, during its Feb. 28 meeting. So far, 40 applications have been submitted for Priority Zone 1, which includes the area from Tabernacle Street to Centerville Street.

“The response from citizens has been phenomenal,” said Mayor Gerard Landry, a proponent of the program.

“It really has,” agreed Building Official Rick Foster, another advocate.

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