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Planning & Rezoning

Rosa Parks Transportation Center
101 Jefferson Street
Lafayette LA 70501

Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 337-291-7358
Email: CGilbert@LafayetteLA.gov

MANAGER: Cathie Gilbert

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

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 purpose of the Preservation Commission (LDC section 89-34) is to provide for the formal designation of Lafayette’s Historic Assets ( LDC Article 3 Section 89-34 (b)). Designated Historic Assets are listed in the Lafayette Historic Register. 

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 nominated for historic designation may do so by submitting an Application for Historic Designation.  Historic Assets include: Historic Neighborhoods, Historic Landmarks, Historic Properties, and Historic Cultural Resources.  


Criteria for Designation ( LDC page 102)   
Generally, a property must be a minimum of fifty (50) years old to be considered for nomination to the Lafayette Historic Register.  Other applicable criteria can be found in the LDC.  Some of these include:
  • Site of a significant historic event;
  • Identified with a person or persons who significantly contributed to the history, culture, or development; 
  • Permanent resource identified with historically significant person or persons, culture or development patterns;
  • Embodies distinguishing characteristics of an architectural type; 
  • Fine example of a period, a type, a method of construction, or the use of a native material; and 
  • Subdivision that was surveyed and recorded in the Lafayette Parish Courthouse before 1945. 

Any structure, property, site, object, or area that meets one or more of the above criteria shall also have sufficient integrity of location, design, materials, and workmanship to make it worthy of preservation or restoration.

Lafayette Historic Register

The Lafayette 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.   Preservation Commission Meeting Dates
Preservation Commission members are appointed by the Mayor-President. Individuals interested in serving on the Preservation Commission are encouraged to apply by contacting the Planning Division.

Lafayette Preservation Commissioners
  • Sherry T. Broussard
  • Bob Carriker
  • Andrea Veron
  • Michael McClure, AIA
  • William H. Riehm
All correspondence with Preservation Commission members must be directed through the Community Development and Planning Department. Should anyone need to speak to a 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  
101 Jefferson Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
337.291.7193