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    Quote Originally Posted by gorcajun View Post
    My information is ---that the purchase has already been done.
    I'm hoping that's true.......it looks like someone has bought the properties, as there are no longer 'for sale' signs up and it looks to now be vacant. It also seems the whole thing has been cleaned up quite a bit. From yesterday:
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    More pics from yesterday. The building at the corner of Johnston and Lewis....where the retail space will be....got a later start, but is progressing nicely.
    The pic from the day care center show that main part is getting close to being finished.

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    The complex is getting close to completed; the signs say ready for occupants Fall 2019.
    The first view is from Lewis St looking towards Johnston.
    The second view is what it looks like at the St. Julien/Johnston St intersection.

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    Also, and this is great news: they have finally demolished all the sheds alond S. Campus Dr, between Cajun Village and the coulee. The only building remaining is the Shipping/Receiving building, which is getting renovated. Some nice parking lots are going up where the sheds were, and also where Stokes used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    Also, and this is great news: they have finally demolished all the sheds alond S. Campus Dr, between Cajun Village and the coulee. The only building remaining is the Shipping/Receiving building, which is getting renovated. Some nice parking lots are going up where the sheds were, and also where Stokes used to be.
    Most definitely good news. That area has been an eyesore for way too long.

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    Cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieHard1280 View Post
    Most definitely good news. That area has been an eyesore for way too long.
    But more than just an eyesore.....they had to be an accident just waiting to cause a liability issue for the school. I'm pretty sure that when they went to demolish them they just had to stare at them for a bit to make them fall down.

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    BTW, the only thing I can see still left to be done on the main campus is to demolish Cajun Village and replace them with more modern housing for upper classmen. That's what is listed in the master plan, and we have also gotten permission to demolish CV by the ULS board last year.

    Not sure when that will happen though, as with the completion of the new complex set to open this fall, we will meet the goal of enough on-campus housing for 5K students. This is pretty amazing if you think where we were just 5-6 years ago, and especially given our limited space on the main campus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    I'm hoping that's true.......it looks like someone has bought the properties, as there are no longer 'for sale' signs up and it looks to now be vacant. It also seems the whole thing has been cleaned up quite a bit. From yesterday:
    Well, more.......much needed.....demolition: the ugly buildings in front of the new dorm complex (the tacky auto store, the old McDonalds, etc) have now been demolished. I have no clue what's going up in their place, but anything will look better than what was there before. I also am pretty sure that UL is the new owner of the now empty lot, but have nothing official to go on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    Well, more.......much needed.....demolition: the ugly buildings in front of the new dorm complex (the tacky auto store, the old McDonalds, etc) have now been demolished. I have no clue what's going up in their place, but anything will look better than what was there before. I also am pretty sure that UL is the new owner of the now empty lot, but have nothing official to go on.
    Awsome the eyesores on campus are slowly disappearing

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    Well, more.......much needed.....demolition: the ugly buildings in front of the new dorm complex (the tacky auto store, the old McDonalds, etc) have now been demolished. I have no clue what's going up in their place, but anything will look better than what was there before. I also am pretty sure that UL is the new owner of the now empty lot, but have nothing official to go on.
    UL does now own that lot. I met the lady who used to own that old car dealership, and she confirmed that UL bought that property. She said they've been trying to buy it for at least 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Localyokel View Post
    UL does now own that lot. I met the lady who used to own that old car dealership, and she confirmed that UL bought that property. She said they've been trying to buy it for at least 10 years.
    Cool. Wonder what the plans for it are. Although even it's just a parking lot for now that would be a huge improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaCajunsFan View Post
    Cool. Wonder what the plans for it are. Although even it's just a parking lot for now would be a huge improvement.
    It's the midway point between Campus Prime and Cajun Basin.

    Geaux esthetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    Awsome the eyesores on campus are slowly disappearing
    Actually, I think that pretty much does it. Between the old student union bldngs on Hebrard, the old storage sheds and now these, not much left to do.

    Only thing I can think of are the run down rental houses/gravel parking lots on the next block on Johnston, just past Lewis. If we could get that, add a parking tower or something else, we would have pretty much a seamless look from University all the way to St Julien. Wonder/hope that the admin is looking at those parcels too.

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