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Lafayette Parish Courthouse parking garage closing permanently

Posted at 4:54 PM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 19:42:46-04

The parking garage for the Lafayette Parish Courthouse in downtown Lafayette is closed.

LCG says an immediate closure of the Buchanan Street Garage was deemed necessary following a structural reassessment conducted Friday. The engineers say the closure of the garage in the interest of public safety.

The closure is indefinite, and a plan to address the safety issues is underway. The garage closed permanently today at 4:30 p.m.

If you have been subpoenaed to appear in court the week of October 15 and need a place to park, please call 337-291-6389 for instructions.

According to Clerk of Court Louis J. Perret, LCG notified them of the closure.

LCG asks that the public who would otherwise park in the Buchanan Street Garage to park at the Vermilion Street Parking Garage located at 121 E. Vermilion St. or at available on-street parking spaces. Additionally, the City Hall overflow lot located at 100 Hamilton Place (behind A-Net’s Bridal and Johnson’s Boucaniere) is available for public parking.

The city-parish council voted down a proposal that would have allowed the city to buy the garage from the parish.