Fire house, peddlers also focus of council meeting
BATON ROUGE- City leaders decided on a series of items at Wednesday's Metro Council meeting.
The council approved a transfer of an abandoned fire station on Laurel Street to the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance. The organization wants to renovate the Old Fire Station 1 into offices for the organization. Renovating the station, at 1801 North Laurel Street, will cost around $300,000. The organization said it will take about a year to raise the funds.
"The Mid City area has a lot of old buildings, and we consider them gems that can benefit from reinvestment and this is one that everybody talks about," Samuel Sanders, Executive Director for the Redevelopment Authority, said.
Also, leaders approved tougher laws for house to house peddlers. The council approved an increase for the permit fee and to require each applicant for a permit to obtain a background check performed by the constable.
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