St. John the Baptist
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH
SUPER REGION PASSENGER RAIL CAN:
Attract new businesses and provide major employers such as Marathon Petroleum, Bayou Steel, WalMart, Dupont, ArcelorMittal Steel and Cargill access to a labor pool of more than 758,000 workers living in the rail corridor parishes.
Expand access to educational and medical facilities such as the South Central Louisiana Technical College, Ochsner Hospital, River Parishes Hospital and Southlake Surgery Centers.
Increase patronage of cultural assets such as the St. John Center, the Andouille Festival, Cajun Pride Swamp Tours, San Francisco Plantation, Evergreen Plantation and the ample fishing locations that define St. John’s unique character.
Attract new residents and support active living choices for the more than 23,000 millennials and baby boomers living in St. John Parish (50% of the parish population) – groups with a demonstrated preference for access to transit and walkable mixed-use neighborhoods.
Increase municipal revenues and reduce expenses by:
- Attracting commercial and residential development surrounding the rail station
- Increasing local sales tax revenue
- Increasing property values
- Increasing visitor sales tax revenues
- Create value-capture opportunities in the station area