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May 21, 2012 9:09 AM by AP

Master plan notes concerns in Walker growth

WALKER, La. (AP) - Walker's new master plan suggests there are needs for creating new thoroughfares, updating development codes, improving drainage and considering major annexations.

The plan states the city is in the early stages of a significant development expansion.

With Walker projected to grow 89 percent to a population of 11,600 in the next 20 years, according to the plan just approved by the Board of Aldermen, infrastructure is not sufficient to handle the growth.

Among the issues the plan addresses are providing infrastructure for homes and businesses that continue to rapidly locate in the city.

Mayor Bobby Font tells The Advocate the city doesn't have the money to build a thruway and will have to rely on the state or even the federal government to provide those funds.

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