LPPJ, QuickTrip make property swap

By T. Scott Boatright

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury paved the way to help QuickTrip open on the South Service Road alongside Interstate 20 and approved a move for military veterans discounts at Lincoln Parish Park during last week’s June meeting in the Community Room of the Lincoln Parish Library.

That was part of other action taken by the LPPJ in addition to passage of a Medicaid funding plan for Allegiance Health to potentially build a new hospital facility, as reported in Wednesday’s Lincoln Parish Journal.

The LPPJ voted unanimously (District Juror Skip Russell was absent) to pass a motion that will give military veterans 50% off or purchase of a yearly pass to Lincoln Parish Park with proof of honorable discharge.

Also passed was approval of a property swap with QuikTrip to provide more space for building and parking for the convenience store to build a location where the old Pow-Wow that was destroyed in the April 2019 tornado adjacent to LPPJ-owned property used for parking at the Lincoln Parish Library.

QuikTrip has purchased the land owned by a oil change business that was also destroyed by the 2019 tornado, and the property swap between QuikTrip and the LPPJ will give the store connected area toward the front of the library parking lot while providing the Jury for parking on the northeast side of the Library.

The agreement will help create approximately 17 additional parking spaces for library patrons on the area the oil change business stood while allowing the QuikTrip to create a better “footprint” by shifting its location closer to I-20. 

As part of the agreement, QuikTrip will grade down the old oil property and make it look like the rest of the Library parking lot area.

Pine Street, which ran alongside the oil change location and behind the old Pow-Wow convenience store, connecting North Trenton and Vienna streets, will no longer be a street but will become a public easement that will open to the QuikTrip location while also providing an exit on the Vienna Street side of the library parking lot.

Talks between the LLPJ, the Lincoln Parish Library Board and QuikTrip concerning the property began in 2019. Since then QuikTrip has opened locations in Shreveport and Bossier City.

The LPPJ agreed to sell its property to QuickTrip in February of 2020.

In other business during last week’s June meeting, the LPPJ accepted low bids for hot mix and asphaltic concrete overlays from Amethyst Construction, approved a 2021 Capital Improvement Play for a Change Order to N. 1 Burgessville Road and declared a 2007 Etnyre Chip Spreader as surplus property.

 
 

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