News Release

PlanLafayette Week Schedule Released
Posted: 8/14/2017 11:00 AM
 

Sign Up for the Free Workshops to be held August 21-26

  

Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) will host “PlanLafayette Week” August 21-26 with a variety of informative sessions focused on Lafayette’s Comprehensive Plan. Attendance for all events is free of charge, however space is limited and registration is required. 2017 marks the third year for the week-long series of events highlighting successes and future action items for PlanLafayette, which has been in effect since 2014.
 
This year, LCG is partnering with several community institutions to host activities around the plan’s four big themes: Refine Government, Revitalize Neighborhoods, Reenvision Natural Resources, and Reinvent the Hub City.  Events are free of charge, but registration will be required to ensure adequate space. All event details, including registration information and location can be found at http://www.facebook.com/LafayetteComprehensivePlan/  or www.lafayettela.gov/ComprehensivePlan/Pages/PlanLafayette-Week.aspx
 
Details on the calendar of event are as follows:

Date                             Start Time       Session
Monday, Aug. 21,         7:30 a.m.        Downtown Action Plan Update
Presented by Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
 
Monday, Aug. 21,       11:30 a.m.        Rethinking PARK(ing)
Presented by ReCover Acadiana, DDA, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited and Downtown Restaurant and Bar Association
 
Tuesday, Aug. 22,        7:30 a.m.        Congress Case Study and LPTFA Campus Tour
Presented by Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority
 
Tuesday, Aug. 22,      11:30 a.m.        Focus on Drainage: Development Workshop
Presented by REALTORS® Commercial Alliance of Acadiana
 
Wednesday, Aug. 23,   9:30 a.m.        Project Front Yard Summit
Presented by Lafayette Economic Development Authority
 
Thursday, Aug. 24,       9 a.m.             Capacity-Building & Grant Writing Tips by Crystal Taylor-Jones
Presented by Housing & Urban Development New Orleans Field Office
 
Thursday, Aug. 24,       12 p.m.           Housing & Redevelopment, A Panel Discussion
Presented  by One Acadiana
 
Thursday, Aug. 24,       5:30 p.m.        Fair Housing Assessment: Open House
Presented by Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Community Development and Planning, Zoning & Development Departments
 
Friday, Aug. 25,            7:30 a.m.        CREATE Summit, Day 1
Presented by Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission
 
Saturday, Aug. 26,        7:30 a.m.        CREATE Summit, Day 2
Presented by Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission
 
“The event schedule is a good combination of things we have achieved and things still on the horizon. We want to ensure that the community understands that our plan is not on a shelf—we are actively working on many of the action items, and it’s our job to make sure the community understands that. Events like this make that possible,” said Carlee Alm-LaBar, Director of Planning, Zoning, and Development in a statement. 
  
The first PlanLafayette Week, held in 2014, was originally conceived to introduce Lafayette to the ideas and action items recommended in the draft comprehensive plan. Since the plan’s adoption, it has become an event series where plan successes are celebrated and new initiatives are launched.
 
For more information about this PlanLafayette Week, please contact Carlee Alm-LaBar at 337-291-8013 or calmlabar@lafayettela.gov or email Cathie Gilbert at cgilbert@lafayettela.gov.