DENHAM SPRINGS — City Building inspector Rick Foster releases a monthly report on commercial construction projects throughout the city, and Denham Springs has no shortage of wood and sheetrock being tossed around.

The long-awaited CC’s Coffee House, which will take the place of Popeye’s on Range Avenue, continues construction. Estimates on its opening are March or April. The old building had to be gutted and nearly re-built after it was discovered that the initial framework did not match code.

Down the street at Livingston Square Shopping Center (730 S. Range Avenue), construction drawings have been reviewed for the new facade which will be placed on the building in the back of the parking lot (east side.)

Review comments made on the plan have been sent to the developer.

Developer Alex Xiao purchased the shopping center with the intention of giving it a “facelift” before his anchor business - a trampoline park - opens.

That facelift includes the aforementioned new facade on the building, as well as repairs and improvement to the parking lot.

The Xiao’s are no strangers to Livingston Parish as developers, as Alex’s brother Nick opened Takumi Hibachi and Sushi Bar in Denham Springs, as well as Foo Chow in Walker.

Denham Springs High School has two projects, one ongoing and one ready for permit.

An addition to the ROTC building is still under construction, while the plan review for the remodel of the field house have been approved and the project is ready for the permitting process.

Other small projects include:

-Papi’s Restaurant addition and remodel has received a permit

-Construction continues on Vance Misuraca’s office addition

-Remodeling work on Golden Age Health Care / LTC Pharmacy is ready for permitting

-Two new buildings for an Office Park at 150 and 154 Hummell Street have had their construction plans reviewed and comments sent to designer

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McHugh David is publisher and editor of the News. He is also a real estate agent. He can be reached at mchughdavid41@gmail.com, or you can follow him on Twitter @mchughdavid41.

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