Lafayette Consolidated Government’s comprehensive master plan will be discussed at a series of public meetings next week. The public is encouraged to attend so their vision for managing Lafayette’s future growth can be discussed. Four sets of community forums on the plan will be conducted over the next 18 months. The first, “Issues and Aspirations,” will commence at 6 p.m. Monday at the South Regional Library on Johnston Street. Meetings are also planned for Tuesday-Thursday across the parish.

The three remaining batches of forums, which have not yet been scheduled, will cover issues such as imaging alternative futures for Lafayette, discussions on what Lafayette will likely become if planning is not a part of our growth and gaining consensus on the plan.

Late last year LCG signed a contract with Philadelphia planning firm Wallace, Robert & Todd. Planners from the firm will work with their counterparts in consolidated government and, through public input, will devise a master plan covering virtually every aspect of managing growth, from transportation and infrastructure to maintaining and growing cultural assets. WRT’s fee for the process is $1.2 million.

Next week’s meetings:

Monday, April 16, 6 p.m., South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street
Tuesday, April 17, noon, Milton Civic Organization, 1000 Picard Road
Tuesday, April 17, 6 p.m., Comeaux High School, 100 West Bluebird Drive
Wednesday, April 18, noon, Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion Street
Wednesday, April 18, 6 p.m., Ossun Elementary, 400 Rue Scholastique
Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m., Holy Rosary Windolph Hall, 421-C Carmel Avenue

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