LMA Honors Alexandria for Outstanding Community Development
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Alexandria, La. (August 1, 2022) — Improvements at the City of Alexandria’s Riverfront Amphitheater brought home the Louisiana Municipal Association’s Community Achievement Award for Outstanding Community Improvement in Economic Development.
The award recognizes the construction of a band shell for the main stage as well as new entranceways and access ramps. The project, which began in 2021, is expected to be completed in 2023.
“This project is just part of our effort to revitalize the downtown area and enhance Alexandria’s position as a destination city,” said Mayor Jeff Hall. “We are honored that the LMA has recognized the efforts we are making to advance Alexandria.” With two hotels and a major convention center, as well as Alexandria’s centralized location in the middle of the state, Alexandria is a natural destination for regional as well as statewide meetings and conventions. Upgrading the Riverfront Amphitheater will provide an additional venue for meeting planners.
Additionally, the improved facility is expected to significantly benefit recreation and tourism in the downtown area. The facility is also expected to serve as a focal point for downtown concerts, festivals and other recreational activities.
Total cost of the project is estimated at $5 million, with 80 percent of the cost coming from the Red River Waterway Commission. The LMA presented the award at its 85th annual convention in Lafayette Saturday night.
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