Lafayette Plans a New Vision for Five Points

Lafayette Plans a New Vision for Five Points

MKSK

In a redevelopment workshop earlier this summer, residents of Lafayette’s Five Points neighborhood provided their input on areas of their community where they see need for improvements. Long-time residents know the value of the community’s historic roots. With buildings dating back to the 1860’s, the City hopes to renovate the district to attract more businesses and restaurants to the area and make it a gateway to downtown Lafayette. MKSK Principal in Charge Eric Lucas believes with investments in more parking and by easing traffic flow, along with the potential of extending some of the existing streets, it will be easier to connect Five Points with surrounding neighborhoods. The MKSK team is currently working to develop conceptual redevelopment street pattern, sidewalk and bicycle route, parking, and open space alternatives for the Five Points neighborhood.

The full article can be viewed in the Journal & Courier here.

 Mayor Tony Roswarski and Economic Development Director Dennis Carson introduce the project.

Mayor Tony Roswarski and Economic Development Director Dennis Carson introduce the project.

 The Mayor and Planning Team discuss opportunities and analysis as part of an interactive workshop with area residents. Over 60 residents attended this two hour workshop.

The Mayor and Planning Team discuss opportunities and analysis as part of an interactive workshop with area residents. Over 60 residents attended this two hour workshop.

 Area resident participates in an interactive photo booth activity.

Area resident participates in an interactive photo booth activity.

 Revitalization and Redevelopment Opportunities Defined.

Revitalization and Redevelopment Opportunities Defined.