Lafayette City View

Planning & Rezoning

705 W. University Avenue
Lafayette LA 70506

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 337-291-7358

MANAGER: Cathie Gilbert


Contact: (337) 291-7193

Individual property owners and neighborhoods visit the Planning Division to request assistance with the protection, enhancement and perpetuation of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures, and works of public art having a special historic, cultural or aesthetic significance, interest, or value. 

The Planning Division provides assistance to individuals, neighborhoods and groups to help with information covering all aspects of protecting, maintaining, and rehabilitating historic buildings and other historic assets. 

Property owners who wish to have their property or series of properties nominated for a Landmark or District designation, may do so by submitting an Application for Historic Nomination.

Criteria for Designation     

(a) Criteria for Designation
A Historic District or Landmark should be 50 years old and exhibit one or more of the following characteristics:

  1. Historic or Cultural Significance.
  2. Architectural and Design Significance.

Lafayette Historic Register (Updated: 1/18/2024)

The Lafayette Historic Preservation Commission reviews approved applications for historic designation at their regular monthly meetings, held on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 PM at Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 101 Jefferson Street, Lafayette, Louisiana.   Lafayette Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Dates
Historic Preservation Commission members are appointed by the Lafayette City-Parish Mayor-President. Individuals interested in serving on the Historic Preservation Commission are encouraged to apply by contacting the Planning Division.

Current Lafayette Historic Preservation Commissioner Members
  • Bob Carriker
  • William H. Riehm
  • Kelly Russo
  • Laura Hughes
  • Clinton Mouton, AIA
  • Felicia Kaplan
  • Current vacancy, licensed architect
  • Current vacancy, Alternate 1
  • Current vacancy, Alternate 2

    All correspondence with Historic Preservation Commission members must be directed through the Community Development and Planning Department. Should anyone need to speak to a Historic Preservation Commissioner prior to a public forum, contact the Planning Division and the message will be relayed to the appropriate Commission Member. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 PM, at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 101 Jefferson Street, First Floor Multipurpose Room, unless otherwise noted.

    Lafayette Consolidated Government
    Community Development and Planning Department
    Planning Division  
    PO Box 4017-C
    Lafayette, LA 70502