Petition Filed to Stop Shoe Creek TND

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Dave Freneaux, Mike Mannino and Mike Stephens have filed a "Petition for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief" in the 19th Judicial District Court in an effort to stop the City of Central from allowing the Settlement on Shoe Creek to go through with plans to build a 697 residence housing and commercial development on Sullivan Road across from Walmart.
The Petition maintains that the density of the development is in violation of Central's Ordinances and that the required second entrance to the development as well as the Traffic Impact Study were not properly obtained.
The named defendants in the action include Mayor Junior Shelton and Council Members Evans, Fralick, Messina, and Vance, all in their capacities as elected officials in the City of Central.
A copy of the petition is below.


  1. Patti

    August 11, 2015 at 3:01 am

    Thank Gosh!!!! Someone is doing something to look out for our community!!!!

    Since when has a huge apartment complex EVER been good for any small town! Wake up Central….or you will open your eyes one morning to more traffic, more crime and more people in our small town than you would ever dream possible!

    • C.Lee

      August 12, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Agree 100%! This council have gone crazy. It’s all about the MONEY!!! Central is being ruined.

  2. Vann

    August 11, 2015 at 5:28 am

    I agree 100% with what Patti had to say. Crime, traffic, drifters, etc. all waiting to move into our peaceful community! Does anyone really want this to happen to Central a community I have always called “God’s Country” Thanks Mr. Freneaux, Mr. Manning and Mr. Stephens! Let’s keep Central a desired peaceful place to live.

  3. Vann

    August 11, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Sorry Mr Mannino spell check changed your name.

  4. Kristina

    August 11, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Hallelujah. We came here before the school system and I’m happy we did. We have a 7 year old and would hate to pull her out because of over crowding but would. I know other families that feel the same way. Please stop this development! Please keep central the way it is!

  5. Connie

    August 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    This is awesome! Time we were heard and actually listen to.

  6. larry

    August 11, 2015 at 3:11 pm


  7. Jacqueline Montegudo

    August 12, 2015 at 2:05 am

    As a retired school teacher I stand against building this development. You know not what you are fixing to do to your school system.

  8. Ty

    August 12, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Our elect officials heard overwhelming opposition from the community that elected them and still decided to cram it down our throats. They work for us and the well being of the community. Traffic is now horrible at Sullivan and Wax and will only get worse once finished due to the fact of the bottle neck past Jack in the Box headed towards Hooper. Adding more people and vehicles to the mix will surely help traffic in Central. And the fact they approved a Wal-Mart grocery store next to Mcdonalds will also help the traffic between 4 to 6 pm. We did not need another grocery store. Their decisions are only motivated by the color green and not the safety and and well being of our community. The bigger Central gets, the more “rural” life outside of Central is looking better. I love Central and really do not like the direction it’s heading. The city counsel as is now cannot be trusted with our future and needs to be replaced next election. Period. How can they oppose the community’s wishes when we were the ones who hired them?!?! Empty campaign promises again…. Go figure. Send a message next election. This development will be the end of central and it’s small town feeling. It will do nothing but bring crime and traffic, not to mention more theft from walmart. Considering the newpaper seems to have a whole section on this now. The developers do not care who or what lives in those apartments, only if they are making money. Again this development will be the end of central.

  9. Jeannie Spell

    August 12, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    That’s just too many apartments in the area! 40 max. It’s gonna create similar havoc to what Zachary has fought since the influx of apartments there. Some leaders aren’t wise enough to see anything except the favor ability which may be going directly into their pockets for these gratifications. STOP BIG POLITICS IN CENTRAL! it only brings the good down! the taxes are different on these units. All for one and one for all!

  10. Steven

    August 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Thank you all for your comments and support to prevent Central from being used as a money-maker for the self-interest greed. Thank you, gentleman, for taking the lead and filing the petition. It’s truly appreciated and I hope we all receive the peace this community has exuded for many years. It’s a desired culture, not a goal for politics to change. Progress is subjective and not defined by a developer and/or politicians.

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