Tax revenues are up for the City and Parish councils this year, and a vote is set for the city’s first short-term rental rules.
Lafayette’s City Council is looking for news on the $9.5 million City Court relocation this week, while both councils will consider plans to give 14 adjudicated properties to Lafayette’s Habitat for Humanity.
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.
A new Habitat for Humanity home in the historic La Place neighborhood near Downtown could be a model for homes that create more energy than they use and meet some of the nation’s highest construction standards.
Lafayette’s pace of moving hundreds of orphaned and blighted properties back into commerce has some convinced LCG isn’t really trying.
Bit by bit, LCG is tackling a frustrating and costly problem that has festered for decades. With well over 1,000 adjudicated properties on the rolls at any one time, there’s a long way to go. And for those who live next to the properties, resolution can’t come fast enough.
The legislation could make it easier to move blighted properties and redevelop economically beleaguered North Lafayette.
The gist: While Louisiana was spared some of the worst-case flooding that models had predicted, parts of Calcasieu and Cameron parishes are reeling from the impact of Hurricane Laura. Acadiana, while bruised in some areas, is for the most part positioned to help its western neighbors get back on their feet.
The gist: A cross-sector alliance of agencies, nonprofits and community organizers soft-launched a coalition to develop a comprehensive housing strategy for Lafayette Parish.