Posted: Mar 2, 2013 10:14 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Mar 2, 2013 10:14 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. - Nothing remains of one of Lake Charles' oldest public housing complexes.
Built in the 1940s, demolition crews have torn down the 72-unit Booker T. Washington complex.
What could be considered as a loss for low-income housing residents is actually an upgrade: The city's Housing Authority is leading the way in the construction of 102 new residences.
Authority Director Ben Taylor tells The American Press the total development will cost $6.5 million and include a community center and security measures.
He says the development should be ready for occupancy by the end of the year.