University Avenue Corridor Study



Lafayette Consolidated Government, in conjunction with the Acadiana Planning Commission, will hold the second in a series of public meetings to provide information and gather citizen feedback as a part of the University Avenue corridor study. The purpose of this meeting is to present alternative corrid​or features and design options and provide an update on the project status. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 10 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Bridge Ministry of Acadiana, located at 512 N. University Avenue.

 

Those in attendance will be asked to vote on or rank the feature and design options as the study moves towards the next phase in finalizing a plan for the corridor. 

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April 10 Public Meeting

Presentation


Images


Video


January 29 Public Meeting

Presentation

 

Project Overview

University Avenue is an important asset for Lafayette and one of our most important streets. It serves as an entrance into our city, welcoming visitors and providing a direct connection to downtown and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. University Avenue is also home to established neighborhoods and businesses that utilize it every day and who have expressed concern that a once vibrant area and hub of activity is falling behind and not experiencing the same kind of growth and development that other areas of the city are experiencing.

 

Lafayette Consolidated Government, in partnership with the Acadiana Planning Commission, has initiated a planning and conceptual design project with CSRS, Inc. to study University Avenue from Renaud Drive to Cameron Street. Working with members of the community, CSRS has been tasked with creating an overall community vision for University Avenue and produce a redevelopment plan to implement that vision.  

 

As a basis for redevelopment, CSRS will be evaluating and proposing possible improvements for the following:

·         Traffic congestion and flow

·         Public transportation accessibility​

·         Safety at critical intersections

·         Bike and pedestrian connections

·         Local economic growth

·         Quality of life for residents and the surrounding community

 

It is important to note that although the project corridor is defined from Renaud Drive to Cameron Street, the benefits of a redevelopment plan will impact the entire community for years to come.


For more information, or if you have questions about the project, please contact Neil LeBouef, Project Manager, at 337-291-7196 or nlebouef@lafayettela.gov.



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