If all goes according to plan, it would be the tallest building in the town of Lafayette.
This is what the local promoter Cliff Guidry of Guidry Land Development is aiming for in unveiled plans for the Seven16 Lafayette tower. According to The Advocate, Guidry revealed his plan to a group of local commercial real estate agents earlier today.
Proposal 20-storey building would be located at 716, rue Lafayette, in front of the Lafayette public library and next to the federal courthouse.
The plans for the $ 140 million building measure 240,000 square feet and feature two 20-story high-rise towers that would certainly stand out in downtown Lafayette.
In fact, at a proposed height of 260 feet, Guidry’s plan for Seven16 Tour Lafayette would stand out above all from Lafayette where structures like the DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette and the Chase Bank building are currently two of the tallest buildings in the city. each pointing within 200 feet.
The Lawyer Report notes that if the planned buildings “generate more interest than expected”, we might see Seven16 go up to 360 feet.
Currently, Guidry has developed the project for the development of parking lots that will occupy the first seven floors of each building. The eighth floor of the building would include a patio that would serve as a sort of separation from that point to the 16th floor where commercial offices would fill each middle floor.
The top floors could feature a hotel or condominiums with the option of a rooftop patio on the 20th floor that would surely offer incredible views.
If all goes according to plan, this type of building would bring the kind of excitement to downtown Lafayette that would surely permeate the entire city and beyond, but what are people saying about the double towers on offer?
Reactions have been mixed on social media, with some wondering how well a spectacular structure like this could work in Lafayette. Other residents, including those who commented on the history of Lafayette’s development, ranged from locals who were excited about the opportunities the development could bring to the area to others who thought the price was ‘too high’ and that “aesthetics” was not a “good shape” for Lafayette.
Commentators on the original Lawyer story included those who called the idea “great” to some who predicted it would be “vacant like everything else” within five years.
I’m pretty sure Guidry expects criticism, and I’d be lying if I said I don’t think Lafayette can be a ‘tough crowd’ sometimes, especially when it comes to change or new ideas. also radical. But whatever this concept looks like, it will certainly be a step in the right direction to build and develop a better future for our city.
I encourage you to keep leaving feedback (even if you insist on being negative) as I can guarantee that Guidry and other local developers like him are using constructive feedback to fuel their vision for growth and an overall better Lafayette community. .
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