(KMOV)— Tax dollars are tied up in what residents call a community eyesore in Jennings.
Residents along Ada Wartley Avenue in Jennings say for seven years, the scene of weeds and huge dirt mounds are what they’ve seen in the vacant lot near their homes.
They want the bustling shopping center and senior living community the city promised but the city is saying the lack of progress is not their fault.
“The developer told us last night that for six months the state has been telling them two more weeks two more weeks so that's the conversation that’s happening between the developer and the state,” said Irvetta Williams, the Housing and Economic Development Director.
Williams said the developer is awaiting roughly $10 million from the state. A council member told News 4 public money is tied up in the project but couldn’t estimate exactly how much.