LAFAYETTE, LA — Last year, architects, designers and planners helped residents along the Evangeline Corridor visualize the changes they want for their neighborhoods. These changes included: walkable streets and bike paths, covered bus stops, grocery stores and open-air markets, shopping, dining and entertainment options, and more.
Now, residents and business owners are being asked to help prioritize those suggested improvements. Based on community input, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG), through the Evangeline Corridor Initiative (ECI), has identified approximately 40 catalyst projects throughout the Corridor. These projects are identified as catalysts because of their potential to revitalize the area and spark investment. The Corridor includes neighborhoods along and adjacent to the planned I-49 Connector.
Now through May 22, residents and business owners are encouraged to organize small group meetings to evaluate and prioritize the Catalyst Projects designed for their neighborhoods. “Meeting in a Box” kits — meeting materials and instructions — are available from LCG. Meeting hosts are encouraged to request a facilitator to guide participants through the prioritization process.
Meeting in a Box kits are available online at by contacting Neil LeBouef, ECI Project Manager, via phone at (337) 291-7196, by email at email@example.com
, or online at LafayetteLA.gov.
An update on the work on the Evangeline Corridor Initiative was presented to Lafayette City-Parish at its meeting on Tuesday, April 18 at its regularly scheduled meeting. Additionally, the Council will be briefed on the Meeting in a Box campaign and the upcoming June 8 Open House.