LCG will hold its second monthly session for PlanLafayette, Lafayette’s Comprehensive Plan, on Wednesday, May 22.
This session is themed “Strategizing Economic Growth” and is the second of the monthly series that will continue until December and focus on re-engaging citizens and gathering public input
The May event is free to the public and will include three sessions focused on updates to Acadiana’s Opportunity Zone Initiative, Leveraging Downtown as a Regional Asset, and LCG’s Development Processes, according to a release.
The times and topics were outlined by LCG:
- 9:30 am: Acadiana’s Opportunity Zone Initiative – Attendees will hear updates on Acadiana’s Opportunity Zone initiative, including the Lafayette Opportunity Zone Prospectus – a detailed guide to investment in Lafayette’s seven Opportunity Zone census tracts, containing maps, data, and other relevant information. One Acadiana will also feature InvestAcadiana.org, a new website which will serve as a hub of information on all 25 Opportunity Zone census tracts in the nine-parish region, connecting investors, property owners, developers, and other stakeholders interested in partnering on Opportunity Zone projects. APC’s Chief Executive Officer, Monique Boulet will speak on the regional approach to promoting Acadiana’s 25 Opportunity Zone census tracts for investment.
- 11:30 am: Leveraging Downtown as a Regional Asset – Citizens are invited to attend this panel discussion over lunch to hear from developers, financial professionals, and architects on why (re)developing Downtown Lafayette provides our region’s greatest opportunity for creating high-quality, urban living that businesses and talent desire from cities in which they locate. Attendees can also hear what PlanLafayette has to say about developing in target areas like Downtown Lafayette for enhanced livability, and discuss how we can enhance our plans to continue moving our community forward.
- 1:30 pm: Developing in Lafayette 101 – Developers or those interested in learning more about the development process will gain valuable insight on how to develop in Lafayette Parish. Attendees will hear from leaders of several LCG departments, including Development and Planning, Public Works, LUS and Community Development. This session also provides the public the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback to help inform the five-year amendment to PlanLafayette.
Registration is required for each session. To register, click the links above.
Entering its fifth year since adoption, PlanLafayette – Lafayette’s Comprehensive Plan – is expected to see updates and a five-year amendment in 2019-2020, according to LCG.