DALLAS - A legal dispute over a riverside parcel of land in downtown Baton Rouge should not deter voters from approving bonds that would finance a large tourist attraction planned for the site, East Baton Rouge Parish officials said Monday.

The parish is asking for a $900.8 million bond package, which includes $225 million for a nature-themed tourist attraction to be known as Alive. It will be run by the Audubon Nature Institute, which operates several venues in New Orleans, including the zoo and aquarium.

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