Some communities are paying folks to relocate. It’s a novel way to win workers and potentially win back expats. Would it work here?
Native plant gardens are restoring health to local ecosystems — and neighborhoods, too.
Lafayette’s efforts to deal with adjudicated properties have seen slow but steady progress since adjudications peaked at 1,560 properties in July 2019. In the years since, LCG has brought hundreds of properties back into commerce.
Several initiatives have shown promise in improving water quality. But major investments and more personal responsibility among locals are needed.
Nearly 40 years into an effort to clean up America’s most polluted river, Lafayette is rebuilding its relationship with Bayou Vermilion.
Greater access to naloxone appears to be having an impact. At the current rate, the number of overdose deaths projected for this year would decline 30%. Hurdles remain in the supply chain. Those fighting the opioid crisis hope to overcome them.
Lafayette is on the verge of investing millions in urban core neighborhoods set to be traversed by the I-49 Connector.
A local food desert initiative is developing a fund to put grocery stores back on Northside neighborhood blocks.
Grocery stores big and small have vacated Lafayette’s urban core. Local organizations are stepping in to fill gaps in the food supply chain and address the central challenge: access at the neighborhood level.
With sufficient funding and commitment, the 50-mile network of trails and paths could remake how Lafayette gets around.
Moving at a breakneck pace, LCG has dozens of drainage projects in the works. It’s an immense capital program by local government standards, racking up a bill worth well over $100 million. We mapped them.
Vacant and abandoned properties have metastasized in Lafayette. A robust redevelopment authority ought to be part of the solution, experts say.