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LCG cancels redevelopment proposals for Buchanan garage site

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 16:24:37-05

Lafayette Consolidated Government officials announced Thursday that the Buchanan Redevelopment Site Request for Proposals (RFP) released in March 2019 is canceled.

According to Director of Development and Planning, Danielle Breaux, LCG considered four proposals received for the site’s redevelopment and has determined that none of the proposals are financially viable.

LCG has also announced that they are conducting an additional assessment of the Buchanan Garage. The assessment will be to "ascertain the overall current condition of the outside concrete panels, safest method to remove the panels to evaluate the structure below, and their connections as they relate to safety concerns identified in the October 2018 assessment."

Public Works expects the assessment of the garage to take 30 days to complete.

According to a release, Mayor-President Josh Guillory believes there is great opportunity with this site and intends to discuss the status of the Buchanan Street Parking Garage and options for its future along with the future of the larger redevelopment site located in the heart of downtown with both the city and parish councils.

Proposals for the Buchanan redevelopment were requested in March of 2019 with the Robideaux administration. Potential developers were asked to submit a proposal for the site that could be a future mixed-use development. Proposal acceptance ended in June.

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