Contact: (337) 291-7341
The Lafayette Development Code regulates the use of property within the city of Lafayette. Zoning helps to maintain the character of neighborhoods, stabilizes property values, reduces land use conflicts and encourages orderly commercial development.
Rezoning, or zoning reclassification, is requested when a proposed use is not permitted in a property’s zoning district. The rezoning process includes public hearings before both the Lafayette Zoning Commission and the Lafayette City Council. Staff makes a recommendation based on PlanLafayette, existing road classification, neighborhood character, surrounding land uses and zoning, etc. The Commission considers the case and makes a recommendation to the Council; the Council makes the final decision whether a rezoning is in the best interest of the community. From the time a rezoning request is submitted, it will be approximately three months before a final decision is rendered.
The Zoning Commission meetings are held once a month, on the third Monday of the month. The Zoning Commission meeting follows the City Planning Commission meetings that begin at 5:00 p.m. The meetings take place at the Clifton Chenier Center, Building B, Development and Planning Auditorium, 220 W. Willow St., Lafayette, LA 70501. Application deadlines are found in the meeting date document below.
Please contact Carol Robbins at (337) 291-7341 before filling out an application.