Groundbreaking held for ‘The Common’ in downtown Shreveport

Groundbreaking held for Shreveport's Common Park

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The groundbreaking for downtown Shreveport’s newest common ground and park was held Tuesday, October 16.

Earlier this year, Mayor Ollie Tyler unveiled plans for the 2.4-acre urban green-space to be built in the Shreveport Common, which is located just west of downtown.

The park is being funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Economic Development Agency.

“This is a milestone achievement in the strategies and plans for the nine-block area, known as Shreveport Common,” said Mayor Ollie Tyler, in a news release. “I am elated that we were able to secure public and private funds for the Common Park and we are continuing to work with developers on other projects in the area.”

Following the groundbreaking, the park will take six more months to fully complete.

The Common is an initiative connecting Ledbetter Heights, Allendale and the downtown business district.

The project is supported by the City of Shreveport, Shreveport Common Board of Directors, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, the Parish of Caddo, Downtown Development Authority and 25 other partners.

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