BRIEF: Land bought for Northside library

More than five years since money was set aside for a new Northside library branch, parish government has officially purchased land for its construction. Lafayette Parish bought 10 acres of undeveloped land just south of I-10 along Louisiana Avenue, according to The Acadiana Advocate.

Progress on the new library has been halting as the library system lost tax revenues and navigated controversies. A land purchase agreement fell through in 2022, and board of control members debated leasing a building instead of building a new branch.

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