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Developers could be more creative

An 18-month moratorium on the construction of specific, large-scale developments in Ruston residential zones passed in April 2009 will soon expire, and a new option will likely be implemented.

During their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Ruston City Council members are set to vote on an ordinance pertaining to the construction of new apartments, duplexes and high-density subdivisions in the city’s residential neighborhoods.

The ordinance will make it possible for developers to obtain a conditional use permit to deviate from traditional rules regarding high-density developments within residential areas.

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