This week, as part of Lafayette's Comprehensive Plan, three Small Area Plans will be unveiled to residents.

These small area plans aim to show best practices for development for different portions of Lafayette Parish.  The plan will provides recommendations for redevelopment and land use.

During PlanLafayette Week in February, several workshops were held for residents and business owners to get their input into the plan.  Attendees were asked for their input on what they would do to improve the areas of urban, surburan and rural.

The areas included were:

The Johnston/Bertrand area (urban),
The area along the Evangeline Thruway near the Northgate Mall (suburban)
The area of Milton Avenue in Milton (rural)

"Each of these small area plans are full of innovative ideas that could serve as a model for other areas of Lafayette.   These neighborhoods won't change tomorrow -- the projects suggested by these plans could take years to implement. But these plans provide an important first step for three very dynamic areas of our parish and a model for how to plan in the future."

The results of the planning session will be unveiled this Thursday at an open house at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center.  The meeting this April 3 will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

The consultant for the project will unveil the plans for each area, and open discussion is expected.

Attendees can come at any time during the two hours.