See The Progress of Port Wonder Coming To Downtown Lake Charles
Change is coming sooner than later in Downtown Lake Charles near the Lakefront, and you can already begin to see the progress that is being made for the City's big projects. The final project is set to look something like this...
Plans to upgrade the Lake Charles Lakefront were announced in November 2018. Port Wonder will be an educational, entertainment venue located on the north shore of Lake Charles, in between the Cypress Alligator Pond, and the former Harrah’s parking garage on city-owned property.
During the hurricane, the parking garage suffered severe damage, and in the efforts to upgrade the lakefront, work has been taking place on the parking garage.
The project is a catalyst for several other upcoming lakefront development projects, including site improvements, renovation of the parking garage, and the construction of an iconic structure that will house the Children’s Museum of Lake Charles and a Science and Nature Center administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
We wanted something that was iconic (and) eye-catching. - Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter
So, the crew has been working very hard to get the project completed and we are now beginning to see major steps being taken in the building process. Over the last few days, construction workers have begun putting up some of the framework and even adding a few of the arches to the top of one side of the building. You can see some of the pictures below.
Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter even stopped by early Wednesday Morning to see some of the updates being made by the construction crew!
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