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May 17, 2010 5:59 PM by Chris Welty

Lafayette Awarded $850,000 Check for Transportation Center

The Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority will present the city of Lafayette with $850,000 outright grant of local dollars in order to cause the construction of the formally know Multi-Modal Transportation Center, now known as the Rosa Parks Transportation Center on Thursday, May 20, 2010.

The $850,000 check provides a local match for FTA funding which nets a total of $4.25M towards the construction of the new facility. The original existing facility, known as Postal Square, which has had several uses including an original Kroger grocery story, a state office building, a police training center, and LCG'S Department of Planning, Zoning and Codes.

The existing building currently houses the Post Office, the Planning Division/Metropolitan Planning Organization staff, and the Parking Division of the Traffic and Transportations Department. The current building will be demolished once the new 40,000 SF two story structure is complete. It is projected the new structure will be ready for occupancy in January or February of 2011. These entities will move into the new building in order for the demolition to commence. After the demolition the area will be converted to a landscaped and convenient parking area for patrons of the post office and other users of the Rosa Parks Transportation Center.

The LPTFA was instrumental in providing non-federal matching funding needed to permit this important transportation center to become a reality. The $850,000 check provides a local match for FTA funding which nets a total of $4.25M towards the construction of the new facility which is under construction for a bid price of $8M. Lemoine Construction was the lowest bidder for this project.

For More Information: contact Carlee Alm-LaBar, Assistant to City-Parish President Joey Durel at 337-291-8307 or calmlabar@lafayettela.gov.

 

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