After sitting dormant for several years in downtown Lafayette, the old Greyhound Bus station may be getting a face lift.
After acquiring the property in 2013, the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority began negotiating with the Lafayette Police Department and city officials in order to transform the building into a police substation.
Rebekke Miller, Program Director at the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority, says, “We later found out that the city was not interested in pursuing that any longer so we looked for an occupant for this building.”
On Tuesday, the LPTFA board approved the interior demolition of the structure in effort to attract a new tenant. Miller stated the initial plans would call for office space and in the rear of the building would be some storage area. She believes remodeling the old bus station would be attractive for the headquarters of a certain festival that draws in thousands of tourists and culture lovers from around Acadiana.