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Study: Downtown (Lafayette) needs housing

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Study: Downtown needs housing

Arnessa M. Garrett

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http://www.theadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll.../607200335/1046

Lafayette's residential housing market has been booming for months, with housing sales in 2006 outpacing 2005 in the first six months of the year. Cathy Webre of the Downtown Development Authority sees the downtown area also attracting new construction.

"Once these projects get under way, you reach a momentum. Then, we'll also expect developers from other urban settings," Webre said.

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That's great to hear for Lafayette. Something to help slow all that sprawl.

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That's great to hear for Lafayette. Something to help slow all that sprawl.

Amen to that.

It's really hard to understand the sprawl in Lafayette, it makes no sense except for developers who can get cheap land. The farther they build from the main infrastructure, the more we'll have to fit the bill later.

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^Same in here BR with the sprawl. An overgrown country town, now becoming a mid-size city. Finally both cities are seeing good in-fill projects.

Amen to that.

It's really hard to understand the sprawl in Lafayette, it makes no sense except for developers who can get cheap land. The farther they build from the main infrastructure, the more we'll have to fit the bill later.

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Yea that's very good to hear for Lafayette. Some more infill in the central core and around the central infrastructure will be great for that area. :thumbsup:

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Consultant says downtown needs residents

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/acadiana/3395241.html

One such high-rise under development is Parkview Towers, a six-story complex with 24 units being offered by Cecil Trahan.

Trahan said the development, still in its early stages, already has more than 60 prospective buyers of the one- and two-bedroom spaces.

Trahan said the only way to know for sure whether Volk

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One such high-rise under development is Parkview Towers, a six-story complex with 24 units being offered by Cecil Trahan.

Trahan said the development, still in its early stages, already has more than 60 prospective buyers of the one- and two-bedroom spaces.

It's great to hear that projects in downtown Lafayette are doing well in terms of prospective buyers. Projects all over Louisiana are doing well, and that's not exactly something I'm used to seeing.

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