Community meetings will begin in less than than two weeks concerning Lafayette's growth and development in the coming decades.

The meetings are part of an 18-month effort by Lafayette officials to draft a "comprehensive plan" that could address everything from where to build new roads, parks and sidewalks to ideas on how to spur economic development.




Here is a list of when and where the meetings are happening. You can also check it out on Facebook.

  • Monday, April 16, 6 p.m., South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street
  • Tuesday, April 17, noon, Milton Civic Organization, 1000 Picard Road
  • Tuesday, April 17, 6 p.m., Comeaux High School, 100 West Bluebird Drive
  • Wednesday, April 18, noon, Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion Street
  • Wednesday, April 18, 6 p.m., Ossun Elementary, 400 Rue Scholastique
  • Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m., Holy Rosary Windolph Hall, 421-C Carmel Avenue

Meanwhile, Lafayette is listed as one of the top cities for job growth according to NewGeography. The New Orleans area as well as Shreveport-Bossier were also listed as well.