Lafayette Parish is expected to grow 19.1 percent over the next twenty years and when it does we should be prepared.
Thanks in part to Lafayette's comprehensive plan. It has been an ongoing project that is being developed with the input from the public. This past spring, the first series of public meetings were held called issues and aspirations.
Today began the next series of public meetings called imagining alternative futures, comparing current community trends with the ideas formulated at the first series of meetings. Steve Oubre with Architects Southwest says they have taken all past information and today will bring it to reality.
The public can actually pencil in where they want growth in the parish and test how it will work. After this new series of public meetings, a master plan will be made, giving the parish a set of rules to guide them into the future. For more information on the comprehensive plan go to their website at www.lafayettela.gov/ComprehensivePlan/
Below is a list of where and when the next series of meeting will be.
Thursday, November 15, noon, South Regional Library
Thursday, November 15, 6 p.m., East Bayou Baptist Church
Friday, November 16, 2 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center
Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m., Holy Rosary Institute, Windolph Hall