City to use $300K from state for upgrades near Civic Center - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

City to use $300K from state for upgrades near Civic Center

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The City of Lake Charles is putting a $300,000 gift from the state to work. The money was appropriated last year, but the Lake Charles City Council just recently authorized an agreement with the state to establish a scope of work for the funding.

Mayor Randy Roach said the money will go to upgrades on the property northwest of the Civic Center, where the National Hurricane Museum and Science Center is expected to be built.

"We are hopeful that we can use the $300,000 to address some of the utility issues that we have, some of the drainage issues that we have in that area. That area of the Civic Center right now is in need of additional support services in order to be able to support any type of economic development - whether it is the museum or anything else," said Roach.

Roach said the timing of the funding is beneficial and will be put to good use.

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