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What has the urban renewal authority accomplished since its inception in 1999?
Urban renewal funds and efforts have supported a number of projects in Lafayette. Projects include:

  • An old Conoco gas station at the corner of Spaulding Street and Public Road was demolished in 2006, and an attractive commercial property was built in its place.
  • Urban renewal funds and a grant from the state Department of Local Affairs created our popular Festival Plaza area in the heart of Old Town.
  • LURA funds assisted in the redevelopment of a childcare center on Baseline Road
  • Funds also helped construct a new building parapet on a downtown commercial building and to add awnings, outdoor patio spaces and other improvements to commercial buildings in the downtown core.
  • LURA supported the redevelopment of the Countryside Village Shopping Center by spearheading changes to the shopping center covenants.
  • A number of recommendations within the 2011 Downtown Vision plan have been accomplished since its adoption. Downtown Vision Progress

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1. If my property is in an Urban Renewal Area, do I need approval from the urban renewal authority before I make aesthetic changes to my property?
2. Where are Lafayette’s Urban Renewal Areas located?
3. Is the use I am considering for my property permitted within the Urban Renewal Areas?
4. What has the urban renewal authority accomplished since its inception in 1999?
5. How is the urban renewal authority funded?

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