The former full-service Holiday Inn Hotel aka “The Holidome”, located at 2032 NE Evangeline Thruway, will soon become a new 217-unit apartment complex, called Acadian Crossing.
Apparently “The Holidome” was a popular nickname for the former Holiday Inn Hotel back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.
According to KATC’s article, Servio Capital and others investors acquired the former 244-unit hotel property to buildout Acadian Crossing Apartments.
Back in 2015, Holiday Inn vacated the older structure to build a brand new hotel across the thruway. Ramada Hotel later took over the former Holiday Inn, which later became Garden Plaza Hotel & Convention Center.
Acadian Crossing Apartments makes up one of 5 apartment communities that have been built or are coming soon to the Northside area of Lafayette.
According to that same KATC article, the owners of Acadian Crossing are hoping to build out the facility without using low-income tax credits. They also foresee this being a great residential landing for the Amazon employees as well as the workforce of a large PPE Manufacturer out in Broussard that no officials are mentioning yet due to a fancy NDA, but whatever.
As for a tentative date, we don’t have one, and would be foolish to estimate this project as it is not the typical 4-5 month timeframe of most new businesses. However, pre-leasing does begin this Summer, according to the Acadian Crossing’s website, https://acadiancrossingapartments.com/.