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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Day closures for City facilities


In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all City Facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015. Additionally, the Lafayette Public Library and book drop will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 25.

Posted on: November 19, 2015

Lafayette to promote Shop Small Saturday on November 28

Shop Small

Lafayette shoppers get ready to be rewarded for supporting local businesses. On Saturday, November 28 the City and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Shop Small event which will offer consumers exciting discounts and special promotions at lo...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Congratulations to the newly sworn in Lafayette City Council

2016 City Council

Introducing your 2016 Lafayette City Council

(front l to r) Councilor Mazza, Mayor Berg, Councilor Walton
(back l to r) Councilor Dowling, Mayor Pro Tem Reyna, Councilor Lynch, Councilor Wiesley

Follow the link below to view additional photos from ...Read on...

View photos on the City's Facebook page...
Posted on: November 20, 2015

The 2016 Winter/Spring Recreation Activity Guide is available in a digital format

Winter_Spring 2016

The Lafayette Activity Guide is mailed three times a year to Lafayette households. This informational catalog provides descriptions and registration information for community, recreation, and senior activities. Additional copies can be picked up at the B...Read on...

VIEW the Activity Guide online...
Posted on: November 18, 2015

Lafayette Green Business program recognizes 41 local business owners


The Lafayette Energy Sustainability Advisory Committee (LESAC) launched its fifth annual Green Business Recognition Program to distinguish businesses taking steps towards sustainability and provide a recognition opportunity. A record 41 Lafayette applica...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2015

Lafayette residents can receive up to $1000 in energy rebates

energy smart

Are you interested in keeping your home cozy or lowering your energy bill this winter?

EnergySmart helps you lower costs and achieve your goals with minimal time and hassle.
There is no better time than now to enroll and make your home more comforta...Read on...

VISIT EnergySmartYES....
Posted on: November 10, 2015

The winter issue of the Lafayette Connection newsletter is now available online

2015 Winter Lafayette Connection

The Lafayette Connection encourages residents to BE A PART OF IT— engaged and informed about COMMUNITY LIFE, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, and SUSTAINABLE LIVING in Lafayette. The Lafayette Connection is published three times a year, connecting you with your commun...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Sidewalks, Streets, and Snow

snow plow

Did you know residents and businesses are required to remove snow and ice from individual sidewalks within 24 hours of the last measurable snow? Thank you in advance for helping to ensure Lafayette is a safe place for our pedestrians during th...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2015

Lafayette lands 3rd in Colorado, 48th in the nation

Best Small City

Out of 1,268 small cities ranked as best places to live, Lafayette earned the 3rd position in Colorado and 48th nationwide.

The 2015 WalletHub study assigned the small cities scores across 22 metrics including housing costs, cost-of-living, affordabili...Read on...

READ the full study...
Posted on: October 23, 2015

Art on the Street 2016 Sculpture artists wanted!


Lafayette Cultural Resources is calling for sculpture submissions for the 2016 Art on the Street Sculpture Walk. Artists' submissions are due December 1, 2015. This program provides artists nationwide the opportunity to showcase their work in this creati...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2015

Unsure how to navigate the municipal development process?

site plan

Understanding the process for new development projects can be confusing. Follow the link below to learn more about the steps involved, what quasi-judicial proceedings are, and how to provide input. This web page will also reference current projects that h...Read on...

Posted on: October 7, 2015

One Lafayette awards $42,000 in grants to 25 local non-profits

2015 One Lafayette grantees

Lafayette City Council has awarded $42,000 to 25 local nonprofit organizations who provide services and assistance for Lafayette residents. Funding is financed through the City’s general fund and distributed via the 20th annual “One Lafayette” Grant Progr...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Lafayette Commons earns Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence

Lafayette Commons

Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing Colorado's downtown districts, has recognized the Lafayette Commons project with its Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence in the category of Best Adaptive Reuse or Rehab...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2015

Outlet valve project will require draining at Waneka Lake

waneka valve replacment

An outlet valve at Waneka Lake, designed to control the release of water from the reservoir, is scheduled to be replaced by the end of 2015. This replacement is necessary preventive maintenance, and a proactive measure to maximize dam and public safety. ...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Fishing limits suspended at Waneka Lake through the end of the year

Waneka fish limits suspended

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), has approved a public fish salvage which suspends bag and possession limits, allowing anglers to enjoy unlimited catches from the lake.

This permission will be in place only during draining efforts and stipulates th...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2015

Lafayette named a Top 100 Place to Live

top 100 ciities

Lafayette has earned a ranking of 44 out of the top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S., according to Livability.com. Livability explores what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live and developed the list, in collaboration with renowned ...Read on...

READ MORE AT: livability.com/co/lafayette
Posted on: August 11, 2015

The Lafayette Hoot project comes home to roost at City Hall

Lafayette Hoot Project

In 2003, the City of Lafayette launched a collaborative public art project involving businesses, Front Range artists, and teens from the Youth Advisory Board. Hundreds of hours were spent creating thirteen 4-1/2 foot barn owls for the Lafayette Hoot proje...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2015

New residential development update – Simpson Old Town

Simpson Old Town

Construction is expected begin on the Simpson Old Town project, a redevelopment of the former Sister Carmen Community Center site on East Simpson Street, in May 2015. The plans for the mixed-use development, located at the northwest corner of Simpson Stre...Read on...

View SIMPSON OLD TOWN site and building plans...
Posted on: May 7, 2015

Lafayette ranked 6th safest Colorado city

City of Lafayette Colorado

When deciding where to live, safety is a top priority. ValuePenguin analyzed the most recent FBI Crime Report to determine the safety of cities in Colorado and separated these cities into three population categories: small (3,000-8,000) midsize (8,000-20,...Read on...

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