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    A couple of updates for those who are interested in the on-going construction projects on campus:

    At the last ULS monthly meeting the demolition of the old maintenance shops, shipping/receiving buildings, etc., along S. Campus Dr., as well as all the structures at the Youth/Dog Park along St. Julien, was approved. For those who don't know, those 'buildings' along S. Famous are beyond decrepit, and it's a wonder they are still standing at all.

    The news I got......which was not 'official' and no timeframe given......was that this is all part of the continuation of the master plan: after everything above is demo'd, new housing for married/grad students will go in the Dog Park area, as well as behind the Red Zone on Johnston. Once that is done they will demo the current Cajun Village and add new housing there as well. Both of these projects will greatly increase on-campus housing, which I think is extremely important in getting and keeping our alumni 'attached' to our school.


    http://ulsystem.edu/index.cfm?md=new...&articleID=789

    Attached is the part of Master Plan where this addressed, as well as another one that proposes making St Julien tie directly into Rex St, which I think would be awesome...another entry into campus would be nice.

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    Well, they are starting on the new apartment/retail complex in the 12 acres comprised within the Johnston/Lewis/Dog Park area:

    https://www.louisiana.edu/news-event...l-space-campus


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    For those that want the cliff notes.

    Will add 600 beds bringing total to nearly 3800. 5000 sq ft of retail space. Boomer math..... 100 million dollar investment. (98 mil actual)

    Campus is becoming more impressive every year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    For those that want the cliff notes.

    Will add 600 beds bringing total to nearly 3800. 5000 sq ft of retail space. Boomer math..... 100 million dollar investment. (98 mil actual)

    Campus is becoming more impressive every year.
    Awesome news heard they are getting ready to build a new Engineering hall the one we have now is too small for the department

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    This is excellent news! I am proud of the new on campus housing. It's much better than when I was there. I like that we are gaining nearly 5,000 square feet of retail space too.


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    I miss Roy Dorm, it had style


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    This is great news!

    If one was interested in opening a retail location at this apartment who should they contact?


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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    Well, they are starting on the new apartment/retail complex in the 12 acres comprised within the Johnston/Lewis/Dog Park area:

    https://www.louisiana.edu/news-event...l-space-campus
    The facility is scheduled for completion by Fall 2019.Will be interesting to see the retail that occupies the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun77 View Post
    The facility is scheduled for completion by Fall 2019.Will be interesting to see the retail that occupies the site.
    Here is the list so far...

    A new development, called University Plaza, will soon start construction between Lamar Street and McKinley Street. The current buildings on this block are the former Gallagher's/Line Backers, a C-Store, and a few residential lots. See below for plan layout photos.

    University Plaza will be home to about 11 tenants, 3 of which have already been confirmed. Those tenants are:

    Yobe Frozen Yogurt

    Zeus

    ____'s Wings and Grill

    ____'s Wings and Grill is a Florida-based franchise that serves much of what you'd expect from a wingery & grill. Most of you already know about Yobe Yogurt, and Zeus. If not, then do yourself a favor, click their names in the list. You will be lead to their sites for more info!

    The new development has several proposed retail locations, as well as a grocery location. It will also have plenty of customer parking, but ultimately, it is designed for the college crowd that commute by way of walking or biking. Almost all of the vehicle parking will be behind the development leaving the front for bicycle parking, and appeal.

    For more information on this development, get in touch with Charles Cornay.

    https://developinglafayette.com/wp/b...-e-university/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripple Threat View Post
    Here is the list so far...

    A new development, called University Plaza, will soon start construction between Lamar Street and McKinley Street. The current buildings on this block are the former Gallagher's/Line Backers, a C-Store, and a few residential lots. See below for plan layout photos.

    University Plaza will be home to about 11 tenants, 3 of which have already been confirmed. Those tenants are:

    Yobe Frozen Yogurt

    Zeus

    ____'s Wings and Grill

    ____'s Wings and Grill is a Florida-based franchise that serves much of what you'd expect from a wingery & grill. Most of you already know about Yobe Yogurt, and Zeus. If not, then do yourself a favor, click their names in the list. You will be lead to their sites for more info!

    The new development has several proposed retail locations, as well as a grocery location. It will also have plenty of customer parking, but ultimately, it is designed for the college crowd that commute by way of walking or biking. Almost all of the vehicle parking will be behind the development leaving the front for bicycle parking, and appeal.

    For more information on this development, get in touch with Charles Cornay.

    "https://developinglafayette.com/wp/big-changes-coming-to-400-block-of-e-university/"
    This is a different development from the one listed above......this one is a private development, in contrast to the Lewis/Johnston, which is on school property.

    But it too is a very important one: that side of the block of between Lamar and McKinley is pretty bad, and desperately needs improvement. Part of the master plan states we need to have zoning around campus, to ensure that landlords keep up their property and invest in it as they should. It's a downright shame to see all of the the trashy, derelict properties immediately adjacent to campus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripple Threat View Post
    Here is the list so far...

    A new development, called University Plaza, will soon start construction between Lamar Street and McKinley Street. The current buildings on this block are the former Gallagher's/Line Backers, a C-Store, and a few residential lots. See below for plan layout photos.

    University Plaza will be home to about 11 tenants, 3 of which have already been confirmed. Those tenants are:

    Yobe Frozen Yogurt

    Zeus

    ____'s Wings and Grill

    ____'s Wings and Grill is a Florida-based franchise that serves much of what you'd expect from a wingery & grill. Most of you already know about Yobe Yogurt, and Zeus. If not, then do yourself a favor, click their names in the list. You will be lead to their sites for more info!

    The new development has several proposed retail locations, as well as a grocery location. It will also have plenty of customer parking, but ultimately, it is designed for the college crowd that commute by way of walking or biking. Almost all of the vehicle parking will be behind the development leaving the front for bicycle parking, and appeal.

    For more information on this development, get in touch with Charles Cornay.

    "https://developinglafayette.com/wp/big-changes-coming-to-400-block-of-e-university/"
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginCajun77 View Post
    The facility is scheduled for completion by Fall 2019.Will be interesting to see the retail that occupies the site.
    Since it's eating the space where the current RedZone is located, I'm assuming that will be the retail space referenced in the planning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    Since it's eating the space where the current RedZone is located, I'm assuming that will be the retail space referenced in the planning?
    Yeah: although I've not heard anything official about who the tenants will be, etc., I'm very sure there will be a new and expanded RedZone as part of the retail space.

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    What about Love Works or Crave? Will they be in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    Since it's eating the space where the current RedZone is located, I'm assuming that will be the retail space referenced in the planning?
    One of the things I found interesting was 632 parking space for 600 new beds. I would have thought there would be addition parking but that may fall within the parameters on how they estimate parking for apartments.

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    Both of these projects are fantastic for the Campus area. T-Joe is doing a great job getting student housing up to par and promoting growth for the University. The other project is much needed updated retail for the area, and will spur more development. Can't wait to see the plans for the new Engineering building, spent a lot of time in the old one, a little nastalgia about it, but not that much, a replacement is sorely needed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ULGrad@HOU View Post
    Both of these projects are fantastic for the Campus area. T-Joe is doing a great job getting student housing up to par and promoting growth for the University. The other project is much needed updated retail for the area, and will spur more development. Can't wait to see the plans for the new Engineering building, spent a lot of time in the old one, a little nastalgia about it, but not that much, a replacement is sorely needed.
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    Learning how to use your K&E DeciLon?
    Ha! If I haven't learned by now, I don't think I'm going to! Actually, I don't think I've ever even touched one. EE Computer option, we didn't have too. I will say though looking back, one class I did enjoy that was not in my direct field was statics, can't say the same for thermodynamics though. Multics was our biggest tool, and that experience did come in handy.

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    I will never forget Dr. Anderson standing on a chair in front of the Thermodynamics class proclaiming that "steam was not an ideal gas". I thought to myself, "well yeah thats why we have the steam tables". I guess some did not want to take the time to look up the required information in the steam tables and just apply ideal gas theory to steam.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ULGrad@HOU View Post
    Ha! If I haven't learned by now, I don't think I'm going to! Actually, I don't think I've ever even touched one. EE Computer option, we didn't have too. I will say though looking back, one class I did enjoy that was not in my direct field was statics, can't say the same for thermodynamics though. Multics was our biggest tool, and that experience did come in handy.
    I guess I'm a little older since the first programmable calculators where just starting to show up and weren't allowed for classes. Those used magnetic strip readers or replaceable modules depending on manufacturer (TI or Block lettering and how to use a slide rule used to be one of the first classes. My Fortran class required using the IBM tape drive computer with key punch cards located in Martin Hall.

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