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Old 06-12-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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Okay, so we know by now that the Lake Area has billions of dollars invested in it at this point and that LC is expected to be a boomtown in the next few years. There's construction going on basically everywhere and new residential developments seem to be popping up everywhere you turn. That said, I want to know what kind of development and businesses would residents of this area like to see. It would be interesting to see what SWLA people will say.
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There are plans for a Hurricane Museum. I would really like to see that completed. The state should pay for the remaining funding, they are almost there.

They also need to develop the north side of the lake (directly south of I-10) where Harrah's used to be (and got destroyed). Right now there is a nasty parking structure there. Bulldoze that and put up a nice 5 star hotel like the Downtowner that used to be there. It was the best hotel in Lake Charles' haydays. Have a pier that goes out into the lake and have a restaurant on the lake. Maybe have a ferris wheel.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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I've frequently wondered why they wouldn't just raze the parking garage rather than the hotel. The hotel appeared to be in pretty good shape.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I want to get in that garage one day, but they should definitely utilize the lake front more. An amphitheater might work.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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They were actually talking about an amphitheater when that Mardi Gras Boardwalk group was looking at the area, however there were issues with the noise level (i.e. They were not allowed to go over a certain amount of decibels). I hope whoever looks at this spot next takes it into consideration.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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What would you do in the garage? I'd be hesitant to go in there.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm a photographer and that place looks like paradise for me, on the lake, skyline in view, and I'm sure it's filthy inside.

Why would decibels matter next to I-10?!
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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Why would decibels matter next to I-10?!
That's what I'd like to know. It was the River Road population that complained when they were testing the noise levels. There's more noise on the freeway and the railroad than an amphitheater would ever have.

I hope the next developer considers the plan or a nice music venue.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The noise from I-10 would completely block that. A big music festival drawing people from the state and Texas would be nice in that area.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Southwest Louisiana
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Absolutely!
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