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Construction phase begins at Old Federal Courthouse

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 18:15:53-04

LAFAYETTE, La. - The Lafayette City-Parish Council voted to sell the former federal courthouse to private developers 10 months ago, and the project is now moving forward.

The Old Federal Courthouse project has been in the works since November 2018, when the city-parish council approved the sale of the property to private developers.

Construction was set to begin in July, but due to environmental remediation concerns, developers applied for a 90-day extension to obtain federal funding to offset costs.

With this project, developers are hoping to increase the residential population of downtown Lafayette.

The plans for the renovation include the creation of 68 apartment units and 25,000 square feet of commercial space. The expected date of completion is December 31, 2020.

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