Downtown Plan and Downtown Code

The Downtown Development Authority’s mission is to enhance the development of downtown Lafayette so that it is a great place to live, work, shop, eat, drink and play.

DDA strives to speed the redevelopment of Downtown to further establish the district as the cultural hub of Acadiana by partnering with strong civic leadership to pre-empt bad development that can potentially undermine the vibrancy of Downtown and to re-engage the development community into high-quality, cohesive development and catalyst improvement projects that promote a vibrant, high-quality, convenient, urban lifestyle that also boosts economic activity and nurtures big and small businesses.

Unified Development Code

The Downtown Code has been integrated into the Unified Development Code. See the latest version here:

Congress Corridor

Be the first to know about the transformation of Congress Street from a high-speed, drive-only suburban arterial that acts as a barrier between the Downtown and the La Place neighborhood into a walk-able, bike-able, transit-able, drive-able street that serves as an asset for the entire community.

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Upcoming Meetings:

With the newly enacted Unified Development Code last December, the Downtown Development Authority in collaboration with Lafayette Consolidated Government

Planning, Zoning and Development Department is reviewing the zoning surrounding the Congress corridor.   Please join us at two public meetings where we will discuss how a proposed rezoning of this area can better achieve our vision for Downtown.  

  • January 28th at 5:30pm at Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 101 Jefferson Street.
  • February 4th at 5:30pm at Rosa Parks Transportation Center, 101 Jefferson Street.
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