Aug 26, 2010 8:47 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Lake Charles Officials Review Development Project

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Lake Charles city government has
received a detailed proposal for a lakefront development project
that would be named Mardi Gras Boardwalk.
Lake Charles Mardi Gras Boardwalk LLC
proposes building a waterfront entertainment venue on the north
side of the Civic Center in two phases using 50 acres of land.
Among the amenities described in the proposal are a Ferris wheel
and roller coaster.
The company said the project would be funded 100 percent through
private-sector funds and wouldn't rely on taxes, grants or the sale
of bonds.
The company wants a 99-year ground leasomenr $1 per year.
City officials are reviewing the proposal.


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