University Avenue Corridor Study



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The CSRS planning team has begun assembling the draft elements of the University Avenue Corridor Plan and held a public meeting on June 12 to display an overview of the draft Plan.  At the meeting, CSRS presented graphic boards that provided an overview of how the three major goals of the project were to be addressed.  The three major goals of the the University Avenue Corridor Plan are:  (1) create a safe and connected corridor; (2) create a framework for revitalization; and, (3) create a dynamic and inviting gateway and corridor.  All materials from the June 12 public meeting are available for download and viewing below.




  • Draft Master Corridor Plan Map - Large-format map depicting catalyst project sites and street design for the length of the University Avenue Corridor project.

If you prefer, all June 12 public meeting documents can be downloaded in ZIP format - Public Meeting #3 Docs​.

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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Lafayette Consolidated Government, in conjunction with the Acadiana Planning Commission, held the last gathering of the series of public meetings as a part of the University Avenue corridor study on June 12. The purpose of this final meeting was to present proposed design options and corridor features on the revitalization initiative focused on the University Avenue corridor. 
 
Those in attendance viewed the draft plan recommendations for the corridor, in an open house setting, and provided feedback before the plan was finalized. 

 

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At the public meeting on April 10, the CSRS planning team shared several design options to improve intersections and streetscape along the University Avenue Corridor, from Renaud to the Four Corners areas. In addition, the team shared conceptual plans for "catalyst developments" at three locations, based on market analysis and input from the community. Participants were asked to provide feedback on the various design and catalyst development options, and now the team is seeking additional feedback.

 

If you are interested in submitting feedback from the April 10 public meeting, there are two ways to participate.

 

  1. Download the survey and fill it out on your computer as the survey is a fillable PDF form. Once completed, click the "Submit" button on the bottom of the last page. After clicking submit, the survey with your answers will be emailed to the ​ CSRS planning team. It is important to note the survey must be downloaded and opened as a file on your computer. If you view the survey through a "preview," then you will not have access to the fillable fields.

  2. Download and print the survey, then mail the completed, paper survey to:

                 Neil LeBouef 

                 Lafayette Consolidated Government

                 Dept. 5901

                 P. O. Box 4017-C

                 Lafayette, LA  70502

 

The survey is available for download at the following link - April 10 Feedback Survey.

 

The completed surveys are due by noon on May 3, 2018.

 

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.

 

 

April 10 Public Meeting Materials

Presentation 


 

Images


Video

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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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