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  May 2016
Downtowner Newsletter


Downtown Updates

We Need You Friday!

The most important I-49 Meeting is this Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School Cafeteria at 800 12th Street.

We need your help by attending the meeting and encouraging your friends, family and employees to attend.  

The meeting is important because the TIGER/Evangeline Corridor Initiative Team will deliver a closing presentation that includes refined plans for the I-49 Connector and the surrounding neighborhoods that are likely to impact the future of this corridor more than any other planning over the last decade.

Also note that there is a charrette every day this week taking place at Rosa Parks where you can learn about the initial concepts and provide feedback.

Contact us to find out more.


How does Downtown living compare?

The Downtown amenities package includes a vibrant mix of businesses, dining, entertainment, shopping, parcs, schools and churches. 

See all the Downtown has to offer and compare it to your own neighborhood.



Thank you to our sponsors and attendees for another successful year of the Downtown Rooftop Crawfish Boil! Save the date for next year, May 10, 2017!


Save the Date for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited Members Only Meetings

Join us to talk about all things Downtown with the staff of Downtown Lafayette Unlimited and Downtown Development Authority.  

June 21 – La Carreta | 5:30pm

September 13 – Legends | 5:30pm

November 15 - Greenroom | 5:30pm

New Businesses:

The Wurst Biergarten is open for business and has become a beloved outdoor place to eat, drink and enjoy the shade. The Wurst Biergarten opens at noon Tuesday-Sunday. 


Development News

Wednesday Walks

We'll be seeing more of you Downtown on our new Wednesday walks every Wednesday from 11am-1pm, as we walk the district and survey various conditions of the district including repairs, landscaping, parcs, graffiti and many other issues. We will also visit businesses. Have something particular you’d like for us to see on our walk? Tell us!


Creativity Everywhere 

Public Art Update

Artist Kelli Smith has completed her Iris mural on the side of Jefferson Street Pub thanks to a grant from Downtown Lafayette for Creativity Everywhere. Please stop by to see the murals representing the five areas of study inside the museum while making more public art Downtown! 




Homeless Taskforce

We will host another meeting in the month of June, date and time to be determined, to continue our discussion on five specific initiatives associated with a proposed comprehensive plan for addressing issues related to panhandling, shelter facilities, awareness, public defecation, and sleeping in the parcs.

Downtown Library Event Back Downtown

The Lafayette Public Library, Main Library is back Downtown with their Summer Reading Kickoff celebration to include performances by Harvey Rabbit and Friends and Magician Mitch Richard this Friday from 10am-3pm. There will also be crafts, “Zoo-Zoom” petting zoo and more. Downtown Businesses can expect to see more people Downtown this Friday!

Bar Moratorium Update

Save the date!  On Tuesday June 14th at 5:30 p.m. come hear from Jim Peters who is the nation's leading expert on the management of bar and nightlife districts.  Location TBA.  

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