Design by Pecot & Company Architects/Rendering by Chris LeBlanc
Dirt started flying this morning at the corner of Camellia and Settlers Trace boulevards, marking the start of construction for what will become the new regional headquarters for Whitney Bank.
Half of the 50,000-square-foot office complex, a $10 million undertaking by River Ranch Development called Camellia Tower V, will become Whitney Bank’s new regional office, meaning it will move its existing headquarters out of downtown after a 30-year presence.
One question does remain though: Will Whitney keep open its downtown service branch on Lee Avenue? According to Duayne Richard, Whitney's Lafayette region president, no decision has been made.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.