(12/17/18) Louisiana Tech students are creating a plan to bring affordable housing to Bawcomville.
Today, students and faculty from LA Tech’s School of Design met with the Community Threads of Northeast Louisiana.
The group surveyed the land on Washington Street and learned about the challenges facing residents.
The new space will also be home to the Twin City Arts Academy; an effort to bring positive change to the area.
Professor Kevin Singh said, “The biggest thing is not only to think about new and innovative ways to do housing, but also how can we create a model community that can serve other areas as well.”
TCAA Director Dan Sumner said, “There’s so much talent in every neighborhood and kids just need the opportunity to be able to develop that and have leadership.”
The students have creative freedom to come up with a community that will inspire residents.