DENHAM SPRINGS (WBRZ) - Lawmakers backed a plan that could fuel the development of a planned shopping center in Livingston Parish.

The Louisiana Senate approved using state money for infrastructure improvements and bond payments for Juban Crossing. The development is going at the intersection of I-12 and Juban Road.

The project has been delayed but developers have said the first phase could open as early as 2014.

The plan now heads to the Louisiana House of Representatives.