Alexandria officials eye downtown sites for Central La. Technical Community College
Three downtown sites are listed by the city of Alexandria in an exploratory document as potential homes for Central Louisiana Technical Community College's new main campus.
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#1 Oct 3, 2013
Well, I wonder which well connected individuals/families own these properties?
It will prove most interesting to see who gets what out of this deal!
#2 Oct 6, 2013
The announcement that downtown may be the site for the school is what they call "testing the waters" to get a public response.
When one considers the tens of millions of dollars spent and endless promises made regarding the downtown revitalization, they get an idea of good money thrown after bad.
If the Town Talk wasn't located there.....nothing else would be. It would have been leveled decades ago and turned into a park.
Maybe they'll build it in the middle of Main or Third St., just like Rapides General hospital did.
Let's see who's gonna ask about where all the students would park.
Sooner or later some politician is gonna choke on the words "It'll revitalize downtown".
#3 Oct 6, 2013
I wonder if Barron-Heinberg & Brocato will be the designer of the new technical college.
They made a fortune on blueprinting the Coliseum remodel only to later announce their design was way over budget.
By the way....did BHB ever return any of the money they were paid for their multi-million dollar mistake?
#4 Oct 6, 2013
I must ask. What is wrong with the school that is already on MacArthur drive?
#5 Oct 6, 2013
For one thing, it has limited square footage and the property is not very large. Another thing is the existing building probably needs a lot of updating.
Downtown, really? Unless they offer a good bit of parking, that idea is bad. I too am wondering who will profit from a downtown property sale. Probably some Alexandria old money family or well connected lawyer.
#6 Oct 6, 2013
Down town is DEAD!!! The only thing that would ever remotely help down town would be a gambling boat!!!! Down town had NOTHING to offer anyone!!!!!!!! The only winner in this deal will be the property owner!!!!!
#7 Oct 6, 2013
If that would be the justification. Or how they would spin their justifications. 1.Now days,nothing is ever good enough. One of my kids went there recently. And it is sufficient. 2.Updating-now days meaning just to make it prettier & fancier for the appeassment of the upper crust of Alex. This smells of "making the rich richer" And they can have fun spending taxpayer money. None of this will making anyone better educated or better trained.
#8 Oct 7, 2013
".Updating-now days meaning just to make it prettier & fancier for the appeassment of the upper crust of Alex."
It worked before. The voters fell for the $23,000,000 lipstick on a pig project at the coliseum.
When (if ever)finished, the coliseum arena will be the same size with more seats and less parking. When asked how monster trucks will play in the same arena....one police juror commented "We'll have them drive smaller trucks".
Stupidity can be frightening.
#9 Oct 7, 2013
So, you see where they are going with this. Apparently you smell,what I smell as well.
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