Nov 3, 2009 9:12 AM by Sarah Rosario
Coming soon to Lafayette is a new development called "Cafferytown." Its south of Dulles Drive and North of Gilbeau Rd. The 54 acres of land is called a traditional neighborhood new urbanist development. Zoning Coordinator Jim Parker said, "It has smaller lots, the urban part of the name refers more to the type of development rather than who lives there."
According to the plans, Cafferytown will be located on both sides of Ambassador Caffery in more than a mile and a half full of empty space. It's divided into five zones. Each zone is designated for different things, zones for single and two family housing and the others for business.
Those who live close by said, "It's a great thing for this area, we need more jobs, the economy is real bad right now. We really need this." said Joseph Phillip. Mark Bornstein said, "I think it's great, I mean any growth that comes to this area I think is positive; especially considering what's going on with the rest of the economy." Charles Ray said, "You're in central Lafayette so you're a hop, skip and jump from anything, the mall, the interstate is right there. I mean you can't have a better location than this."
At this point plans for the new development are just that, plans. If approved at the city parish council meeting Tuesday night, a final vote for rezoning could take place Tuesday November 24th.