$65 million Hurricane museum possibly coming to Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

$65 million Hurricane museum possibly coming to Lake Charles

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - On Tuesday evening proponents of the Hurricane Museum and Science Center gave a presentation to the Lake Charles City Council and the community. The facility, dedicated to wetlands information and hurricane history, will include state of the art technology and exhibits. The cost of the project is estimated at around $65 million. The City of Lake Charles is being asked to put up $5 million in funding. The rest of the project will be funded by federal grant money, and corporate and private investors.

Before the project can move forward the Lake Charles City Council must first resolve a dispute between backers of the Hurricane Museum, and The Mardi Gras Boardwalk developers. Both parties want to build their projects on Tract 1-D.

"We're not about to allow the Hurricane Museum project to leave us because we make the choice to allow another company to come in," said Lake Charles Councilman Rodney Geyen.

Click here for a link to detailed design features of the museum project.  

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