Lafayette Regional Airport buys LPSS buildings for $4.2 million

Lafayette Regional Airport’s purchase of 10.8 acres of land for $4.2 million, which includes Lafayette Parish College System’s Central Office and bordering buildings, is ultimate, the teams declared Tuesday.

As component of the order agreement, the airport will lease the property positioned at 113 Chaplin Dr. to LPSS for the subsequent two yrs for $273,201 each individual yr to present time for the faculty technique to renovate and transfer to a new place.

The university program purchased Energy Plaza, a multi-tale making on Rue Iberville, to home all of its central office employees and keep future board conferences.

It is being retrofitted “to meet desires of LPSS,” in accordance to college board documents. Renovations at Energy Plaza are approximated to price $3.58 million, such as the new board home, technology and relocation expenses, according to Lafayette Parish Faculty Board paperwork.

The district intends to “consolidate place of work staff in a extra efficient facility and divest by itself of a lengthy-shuttered college, and a central office that no extended fulfills the will need of the school method,” in accordance to college board paperwork.

The Lafayette Parish School System intends to sell its current Central Office building, where school board meetings are held, on Chaplin Drive to the Lafayette Regional Airport located next door for $4.2 million.

Browse extra:Lafayette university program eyes new Central Workplace constructing with programs to market to metropolis, airport

Right after the two-12 months lease ends, LPSS will go on to lease a warehouse and two modest subsidiary properties for 3 further yrs for $51,440 for each yr, in accordance to a launch.

Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman John Hebert explained the sale was an effortless choice for them. 

“We are in essence landlocked, with a finite amount of money of assets on the airport grounds that LFT can use for future advancement,” Hebert claimed. “This was a unique opportunity for us to receive land that connects with our existing LFT web site.”

Advertising the Chaplin Drive site provides far more than 10 acres of property adjacent to the airport for probable long term enhancement, according to the college process.

The Lafayette Parish School System plans to move its Central Office operations to Energy Plaza, a multi-story building on Rue Iberville, to house all of its central office staff and hold future board meetings.

“This delivers a major possibility for growth outside of our present footprint,” LFT Govt Director Steven Picou explained. “As was the scenario with the opening of the new terminal before this calendar year and advancements to hangars and taxiways, when Lafayette Parish grows, LFT have to increase as nicely. The airport has a grasp program for foreseeable future growth and we will decide where this acquisition ideal suits.”