For years the front of the empty, decaying old federal courthouse in downtown Lafayette had a message spraypainted on the door facing Jefferson Street for all to see.
The message? “This could be used for something.”
Years later, it is. The building that was once the home of asbestos and dozens of pigeons and remained mostly vacant for about 20 years will soon be housing dozens of people after over a year of construction and public and private investment.
Dubbed the Lofts at The Municipal, the buildings will have about 68 units along with additional residential and commercial space in the buildings next door that were once homes to a library and police station.