Lafayette is losing young people, but Downtown is poised to be a crucial asset in the fight to keep them here.
Two years after a local agency stepped in to fund necessary sewer capacity upgrades in Downtown Lafayette, another fix is needed and a new plan is in the works.
To regain the ground our economy’s lost, we need to take bold swings at projects with catalytic potential. That potential exists in a waterfall hidden under the parish jail and courthouse.
The gist: The team redeveloping Downtown’s old federal courthouse requested an extension on the 60-day due diligence period back in February and have yet to file for a building permit. Nevertheless, they maintain the project is on schedule to start construction in June.