A group of developers from Texas and Louisiana are seeking a rezoning of roughly 56 acres on either side of Ambassador Caffery Parkway between Dulles Drive and Guilbeau Road to build a traditional neighborhood development. TNDs — like River Ranch and Sugar Mill Pond — mix residential and business properties in close quarters. The proposed development is called Cafferytown.
Although the Planning, Zoning and Codes Department has yet to evaluate the plan, the Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote Tuesday on an introductory ordinance to rezone the acreage from residential and business to traditional neighborhood development. According to a PZC memo, planners will review the TND proposal on Nov. 16 and make a recommendation to the council ahead of a Nov. 24 vote on final adoption, assuming the council approves the introductory ordinance on Tuesday.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.