Lafayette Regional Airport buys school system central office, buildings for $4.2M

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

As element of the obtain settlement, the airport will lease the assets situated at 113 Chaplin Dr. to LPSS for the upcoming two decades for $273,201 each individual year to present time for the faculty process to renovate and shift to a new place.

The university procedure purchased Energy Plaza, a multi-story setting up on Rue Iberville, to property all of its central office environment personnel and keep future board conferences.

It is being retrofitted “to meet needs of LPSS,” in accordance to college board paperwork. Renovations at Electrical power Plaza are approximated to value $3.58 million, such as the new board room, technology and relocation charges, in accordance to Lafayette Parish School Board paperwork.

The district intends to “consolidate office staff in a far more efficient facility and divest alone of a extensive-shuttered college, and a central business office that no for a longer time satisfies the need to have of the college program,” in accordance to faculty 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.

The Lafayette Parish University Process intends to offer its existing Central Business making, in which faculty board meetings are held, on Chaplin Drive to the Lafayette Regional Airport located up coming door for $4.2 million.

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After the two-yr lease finishes, LPSS will carry on to lease a warehouse and two smaller subsidiary properties for a few further yrs for $51,440 per year, in accordance to a launch.

Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman John Hebert mentioned the sale was an simple conclusion for them.

“We’re generally landlocked, with a finite quantity of residence on the airport grounds that LFT can use for long term development,” Hebert claimed. “This was a one of a kind option for us to obtain land that connects with our present LFT web-site.”

Offering the Chaplin Generate site provides a lot more than 10 acres of property adjacent to the airport for doable upcoming enhancement, in accordance to the faculty procedure.

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.

The Lafayette Parish University Method options to move its Central Office functions to Strength Plaza, a multi-tale making on Rue Iberville, to residence all of its central business office staff and keep potential board meetings.

“This presents a sizeable possibility for expansion outside of our existing footprint,” LFT Govt Director Steven Picou explained. “As was the situation with the opening of the new terminal previously this year and enhancements to hangars and taxiways, when Lafayette Parish grows, LFT must mature as properly. The airport has a master approach for upcoming advancement and we will determine wherever this acquisition very best suits.”

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