- Upcoming Events
Community Forum Series 3 was held May 14 and May 15, 2013. Stay tuned for Community Forum Series 4 this fall where the Comprehensive Plan will be unveiled!
Thanks to those who attended Downtown Summit 2 on June 5th.
We will be posting draft and interim reports (most recent posted at the top), maps, and the results of the community forums here as the Comprehensive Plan is developed. Please check back for regular updates! For downtown information click here!
Community Forum Series 4
Stay tuned for the next public meeting this fall. The public will be asked to review the recommended policies and strategies that will make up the Comprehensive Plan.
Community Forum Series 3
Thanks to those who participated in Community Forum Series 3: Selecting a Preferred Future. In CFS 3, the community had a chance to weigh in on the three alternative futures to the trend (no plan) growth scenario-- that is, what the parish will look like in twenty years if we do nothing differently. In developing the scenarios presented, the consultant reviewed 35 maps created by Lafayette citizens during the Community Forum Series 2 and follow up Meeting-in-a-Box exercises, priorities described by each of the groups, responses from the community forums, and the results of the Alternative Futures online survey.
From the review of the feedback, a number of similarities and priorities for future development and redevelopment began to emerge. The scenarios depict land use concepts and compare them to the trend scenario, representing different residential development and “place types” and an assessment of how much development can be accommodated in each “targeted” area. The consultant provided various indicators that tell a story about each scenario. For example, how much farmland is developed, how many people are near transit, how much will the roads cost, and other indicators. Participants were asked to select a single preferred alternative or the trend growth scenario and to "vote" for individual components of each alternative. The four alternative scenarios are called the Trend (no plan), Multi-Center Growth, Balanced Growth and Corridor Growth.
Please find some of the supplementary material that was used for the open houses:
The community voted for the Multi-Center Growth Scenario! Click here for the results of Community Forum Series 3.
Community Forum Series 2
Thanks to those who participated in November's Community Forum Series 2: Imagining Alternative Futures. These community meetings illustrated what Lafayette Parish's future might look like in twenty years if we stay on the same course we are on today. Participants worked in groups to propose and explore alternatives to this likely future based on the input received to develop the vision statement from Community Forum Series 1.
Please find some of the supplementary material that was used for the group meeting:
Click here to look at the maps that came out of the Community Forum Series 2 meetings. A summary of the public input from the meetings, meetings-in-a-box and the survey can be found in the Community Forum Series 2 Results - Working Paper.
One of the most critical parts of developing a Comprehensive Plan is a grounded understanding of the existing conditions in the community. Therefore, one of the first deliverables for Lafayette's Plan from the consultant was the Community Assessment of existing conditions and trends. This document was based on an extensive amount of existing data including maps, reports, census data, stakeholder interview data, technical team expertise, and the input of agencies external to LCG, etc. The consultant utilized this information to characterize the context within which the parish will grow over the next twenty years and to identify the key issues that need to be addressed throughout the comprehensive planning process. The Community Assessment is available here.
This powerpoint (download PDF here) was presented to the CPCAC on Wednesday, May 23rd and details the process and input WRT used to draft the vision statement. The vision statement for the plan was officially unveiled to the community at an open houses at the Horse Farm on June 30, 2012.
Community Forum Series 1
The compiled results from each public meeting are posted below. These results will be used, along with the results of the Meetings in a Box to create the Vision Statement for the Comprehensive Plan.
- April 16, 2012- South Regional Library
- April 17, 2012- Milton Civic Organization
- April 17, 2012- Comeaux High School
- April 18, 2012- Acadiana Center for the Arts
- April 18, 2012- Ossun Elementary School
- April 19, 2012- Holy Rosary Institute
Technical Memorandum- Summary of Preliminary Stakeholder Input
The Kickoff Week for the Comprehensive Plan was held February 13-17, 2012. The activities during that week included interviews with community members, a community tour, and attending the 2012 State of the Parish Address. To download WRT's report from the Kickoff Week, click here.