LAFAYETTE, La — Holy Rosary Redevelopment held a groundbreaking to announce the first phase of construction on the historic building.
A grant was awarded to the project by the National Park Service, it will help to fund the first phase of the stabilization process for the building, which includes demolition and debris removal, followed by stabilization of the roof, walls, and floor.
The contractor will be named shortly and work will begin in the first half of 2021.
"This groundbreaking is the culmination of the effort and commitment given by so many individuals toward this project throughout the years, which ultimately landed us in the great position that we are in today," said Dustin Cravins, Holy Rosary Redevelopment Board President.
"Being a part of this process has been rewarding as we work to restore Holy Rosary to its place of prominence in the community," added Corey Jack, Holy Rosary Redevelopment Executive Director. 'I look forward to continuing working with the board and other community stakeholders as we break ground and move the project forward."