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As the heart of our community and the center of Acadiana, we invite you to explore what makes Downtown Lafayette an unforgettable place to be.
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Downtown is rising
Downtown Lafayette is undergoing a revitalization that is bringing new businesses and residents to the city center. Downtown’s central location, built-in infrastructure, and its role as the cultural and business center of the region has led to significant development activity in recent years, including more than 100 residential units currently under construction.
“Momentum” was the 2019 word of the year in Downtown Lafayette. Read our 2019 Annual Report to learn why.
Downtown is where Lafayette happens
Downtown is where the residents of Lafayette and Acadiana come to work and play. Something exciting is always happening at the numerous businesses, organizations, galleries, restaurants, music venues, and festivals located Downtown. Stay up-to-date on Downtown news and stories when you subscribe to our newsletters, or follow us on social media.
Recent News & Stories
Construction officially began for a new sewer lift station for Downtown Lafayette on Wednesday, which is set to expand the district's residential capacity. The new lift station will cost $840,000, and the money is being fronted by the Lafayette Public Trust Financing...
Soon after moving to Lafayette for a job at a law firm, Bryan Dupree came across a group of French tourists downtown. Dupree, who speaks French fluently, answered a few questions for the tourists but couldn't help them find a place to purchase a postcard. "This sort...
The best kind of Downtown Lafayette is a clean one. That’s why the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) used both public and private resources to respond to one of our most important stakeholder initiatives: more trash cans in our district. The...