Quail Creek residents Caroline Watson and Kim Christy and Ascension Parish resident Jeff Pettit filed the suit, which names the parish council and the Planning and Zoning Commission as defendants. The judge tossed out the case after determining the plaintiffs do not live on Highway 930, where the development would take place.

Judge Tess Stromberg has dismissed a case against Ascension Parish over the development of the Jamestown subdivisions on Highway 930. The dismissal means the development can move forward as planned for the time being.

Quail Creek residents Caroline Watson and Kim Christy and Ascension Parish resident Jeff Pettit filed the suit, which names the parish council and the Planning and Zoning Commission as defendants. The judge tossed out the case after determining the plaintiffs do not live on Highway 930, where the development would take place.

The plaintiffs can appeal the decision within 15 days, and they say they intend to do so. Pettit says they intend to resolve the issue by adding plaintiffs who do reside on the highway.

"We intend to file an amended petition to satisfy the defects," said Pettit.

The suit was filed after the Planning and Zoning Commission approved two new subdivisions on Highway 930, Jamestown I and II. The neighborhoods are not yet under construction, but residents raised concerns about the effect the development would have on the highway, which they say is deteriorating.

The suit came with a temporary restraining order to prevent the Parish Council and planning commission from proceeding with any vote on the hearing.

On average, Highway 930 measures 17.3” wide, according to an engineering report. Parish ordinances requires Ascension roads to be at least 18 feet wide. The roadway is currently owned by the state, and parish officials have made a push to take over the highway and widen it.

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