black mulberry bags Historic downtown building to make way for new
“There is a 60 day delay in doing any kind of demo and we really don’t plan on demo ing until we’re really, have a plan in front of the historic commission that everybody can embrace,” said Balensiefer.
Assistant Director of Economic Development,
John Collier sees why Lafayette Historic Preservation voted five to two in favor of taking down the building.
“It’s a one story building so it does stand out as unique and a little different,” said Collier.
The 1920’s structure doesn’t match the buildings around it.
And Collier says it isn’t in the best shape.
“The architectural features of the building are no longer there and that there aren’t a lot of significant features even when the building was original,” said Collier. “I would say that there’s an opportunity to re establish or establish a mixed use development in the neighborhood.”