Private Nonprofit Seeking $200,000 From Cajun Dome
Democratic State Representative Vincent Pierre of Lafayette would like to take $200,000 from the local hotel-motel tax, a tax that generated $3 million last year and currently goes to the Cajundome and Convention Center, and give it to the Holy Rosary Institute Redevelopment Fund, a private nonprofit group seeking to restore the historic African-American boarding school.
The story as laid out in a article published in the Daily Advertiser this morning explains that the House Appropriations Committee voted unanimously in favor of the bill that would give $200,000 of the hotel-motel tax to the school.
Holy Rosary Institute which opened in 1913 and closed in 1993 is on the National Register of Historic Places. The school hopes to reopen with plans of creating a multicultural center on the campus including a museums, rental space, and an auditorium.
Wingin' It Wednesday's Mike Stagg, vice president of Holy Rosary Redevelopment, estimates it will take around $900,000 to stabilize the building, with $4 to $5 million to complete the restoration.
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[Via Daily Advertiser]