BUSINESS INDUCEMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE DOWNTOWN LAKE CHARLES AREA

The city of Lake Charles undertook this study in an attempt to evaluate several problems confronting the downtown area. These include the farmers market, a mass transit terminal, an intermodal transit terminal, and the downtown mall. A detailed study of those major assets or problem areas facing downtown led to a listing of suggested improvement alternatives, accompanied by design sketches and architectural plan illustrations. Consideration is given to razing vacant structures, new office developments, governmental offices for parish and city, hotel/tourist attractions, housing, and traffic signalization. The report concludes with a description of organizational mechanisms and an analysis of tax incremental financing possibilities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with League of Cities-Conference of Mayors, Inc., Washington, D.C. Contract HUD-H-2196R and the Lake Charles-McNeese Urban Observatory, Louisiana.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Assistant Secretary for Policy Development & Research
    Washington, DC  USA  20410
  • Authors:
    • Champeaux, J J
  • Publication Date: 1977-4-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00168791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UO-LCCM-LAC-77-010, HUD/RES-1129
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 2002 12:00AM