Officials say they need public input to help shape a business plan to open a French immersion center and cultural business incubator in Arnaudville.
May 22 is the deadline to submit a survey on the proposal to turn the former St. Luke Community Hospital into a French immersion center and cultural business incubator.
Printed copies of the surveys are available at Leonville, Henderson and Arnaudville town halls; Nina-Henderson Water System Office; and the Arnaudville Police Department.
The business plan will determine the viability of the proposed center and its economic impact on the area.
The New Orleans consulting firm Ardyn M. Thriffiley & Associates was hired last month to complete a business plan for the project.
“The information we are gathering will reveal the extent of community support and, at the same time, the impact of the cultural industry on Arnaudville,” consultant Ardyn Thriffiley said in a news release. “The survey is designed to take about 10 minutes to complete.”
The project is funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant and matching funds from St. Landry Parish and St. Martin Parish governments.