Crews from Jacobs and Durr have moved into at least three properties as of noon today.
2118 Cleveland Avenue
216 S. Prieur Street
811? Cleveland Avenue
This move comes as a surprise to me. Based on what the UMC Corporation Board has been saying, it appeared that site preparation would not begin in the LSU Footprint until November/December of this year.
And LSU/the State of Louisiana clearly does not have the financing necessary for the undertaking, so it's patently reckless to begin demolishing and conducting architectural salvage on historic properties in the neighborhood.
As this post at SaveCharity outlines, it's time to call your local officials to call for a moratorium on demolitions in the LSU Footprint. Crucially, there are no plans to move the houses out of the LSU Footprint at this time.
Call LSU System President Lombardi: 225-578-2111
Call the State Division of Administration: (800) 354-9548