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  • Orpheum renovation preserves, reveals past

    September 20, 2014 10:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Six months into a nearly yearlong renovation that will restore the Orpheum Theater as a live-performance venue, members of the design team that orchestrated the work say the project has been mostly smooth-sailing. The 96-year-old Beaux Arts-style theater, which has hosted vaudeville acts, silent films, talkies... more »
  • Plans underway for renovation of historic park

    August 24, 2014 12:54 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - Officials in Donaldsonville hope to have a detailed plan for improvements at the historic Crescent Park ready in early September and could advertise for bids on the project in October. Earlier this month, local officials held a ground-breaking for the $780,000 project that will include an... more »
  • Library closing for renovation

    May 24, 2014 12:53 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities in Jefferson Davis Parish say the parish library in Jennings will be closed for two months while the building is renovated. Library director Linda Lebert-Corbello tells The American Press that work on the 100-yearold building should be done by August, and it will reopen in... more »
  • Proposal unveiled for LSU field house renovation

    May 11, 2014 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A wellness center for faculty members, offices for administrators, classrooms and facilities for students and a lawn tagged as a gathering place for the LSU community are part of a master plan for restoration of the Huey P. Long Fieldhouse and Pool. Architect Ken Tipton... more »
  • Renovation stalls at Shreveport community center

    April 5, 2014 2:59 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Brown leaves of tropical plants are visible through the windows of the dome conservatory at the R.S. Barnwell Memorial Garden and Art Center along the Red Fiver. The city closed the center as part of a renovation plan in late 2012. More than a year later,... more »
  • New Iberia Makes CNN's America's Best Small Town Comeback List

    March 12, 2013 7:03 PM

    Historic Downtown New Iberia is receiving national publicity after being named one of CNN's America's Best Small Town Comebacks. The hustle and bustle of Downtown New Iberia is welcomed. In the early 80s, it was a different scene. The area lost many businesses after the oil bust. Books... more »
  • LPSB Approves NP Moss Renovation, Considers Reconstituting Northside

    May 16, 2012 11:57 PM

    Lafayette Parish School Board took up two controversial issues Wednesday night as part of its turn around plan. The board moved forward with plans to renovated the NP Moss Opportunity School, formerly the NP Moss Annex. The renovations will cost roughly $3.5 million and will be completed over the... more »
  • BR board backs renovation project at Istrouma High

    January 20, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has approved spending $586,000 to renovate classrooms on the second floor of Istrouma High School. Just two months ago, the board voted to delay the construction at the high school over the objections of Superintendent John Dilworth. The... more »
  • Work to resume on Superdome renovation

    January 17, 2011 8:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Work will begin Jan. 24 on the final phase of the Superdome's renovation project to add more seats, lounges and concession spaces to a building ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.. Five-month project will further spruce up the building that has undergone massive upgrades since the hurricane wrecked... more »
  • Holy Rosary Renovations

    November 15, 2010 7:13 PM

    For over 20 years, Holy Rosary Institute in Lafayette has sat vacant. Now, there's a new push to restore the dilapidated complex, one of the most endangered historic sites in the state. "There is much to be done," said Gloria Linton. Linton is a member of the school's... more »
  • $275 Million Renovation on Familiar Symbol of Hurricane Katrina

    August 18, 2010 4:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Renovation work has begun on the Hyatt Regency New Orleans - the hotel that became a familiar symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction when shattered glass poured onto streets and furniture was sucked out of broken windows. The $275 million project is aimed at a fall 2011... more »
  • Abbeville Water Plant: No More Brown Water

    May 27, 2010 6:44 PM

    Abbeville residents will soon be in the clear. Recent construction at the city's water plant has turned resident's drinking water brown. The renovations have been underway for about two years and the water became discolored in April. Officials say that's because the final project, the Clarifier, is now under... more »
  • $3.7 Million Movie and TV Studio Renovation

    April 27, 2010 12:03 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A foundation created to bring biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to Shreveport is spending $3.7 million to renovate its first floor for the movies and TV. The Times reports that Biomedical Research Foundation plans to rent to digital animation, recording and television studios. Planned tenants for BioSpace... more »
  • Property Buzz: St. Joseph's Diner

    November 23, 2009 9:17 AM

    Renovations are underway on a 90-year-old building in Lafayette north. An old façade is getting a face-lift. The old Boustany department store will soon be the new home of the Saint Joseph's Diner--a pantry serving up meals for Lafayette's homeless, getting an upgrade from their current facility just up the... more »

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