Sep 20, 2013 10:48 AM by Ian Auzenne
A legislative committee has given UL approval to build a parking tower and athletic facilities improvements.
The Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget signed off on the plans Thursday.
The parking garage will be built on E. Lewis Street between Fletcher and Oliver halls. Plans also call for construction of a smaller building in front of the garage, facing the street. UL officials say that project is scheduled to begin in November.
The first phase of the athletic master plan calls for adding seats to Cajun Field, upgrading the soccer and track stadium, and building an athletics performance center and offices. Prep work on these projects will begin in November, with actual construction set to begin in early 2014.
Both projects are expected to be finished in time for the Fall 2014.