DeQuincy showing signs of progress with projects

Work is continuing at the DeQuincy Railroad Museum Park on the playground equipment and new splash pad. (Photo by Jeffra DeViney.)

By Jeffra Wise DeViney

DeQuincy is moving forward with many projects underway.

The DeQuincy City Council at its Feb. 10 meeting approved an ordinance to sell property the city owned in the Historic Downtown District. Property at 211 N. Pine St. (across from DeQuincy Railroad Museum) will be sold to Louisiana Insulation Services, LLC, which it was mentioned they plan to develop into an office and cafe.

The City Council also approved an ordinance to sell city lots on Pine Street (across from Cox Law Firm) to Lake Area Dentistry, which will build a new dentist office and a rental property.

New playground equipment is currently being installed as well as a waterpark at DeQuincy Railroad Museum Park. Estimated completion is later this spring.

Duplex apartments are being built at the corner of Canterbury and LeBlanc Streets, to provide new housing.

Calcasieu Parish Library, DeQuincy branch, is going to be moved to the former CapitalOne building. Plans are being finalized on the budget before going forward with renovation of the building.

Dollar General store is building a new store next to Dairy Queen on East Fourth St.

Temple Baptist Church has cleared land on Hwy. 27 south to build a new church.

Hixson-Snider Funeral Home has recently remodeled their building.