Posted: Apr 16, 2012 6:33 PM by Tonya LaCoste
Updated: Apr 16, 2012 6:37 PM
Lafayette's Planning and Zoning Commission is considering removing a grandfather clause. Currently, commercial developers are allowed to develop in unincorporated areas without the Planning Commission's approval if the land was platted before 1998. "We don't have exact language yet. We're working on that with our attorney," said Lafayette Planning, Zoning and Codes Director Eleanor Bouy.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council asked planning and zoning to examine the clause after a waste transfer facility made plans to locate on Sunbeam Lane last year without the commission's approval or neighbors' approval. Waste Facilities of Lafayette sued Lafayette Consolidated Government after the council voted to revoke the building permit. Neighbors, up in arms about the facility prompted the vote.