Preserve and Celebrate Our Downtown Creeks!
Creeks in the downtown are an asset not enjoyed by many cities. The City of Lafayette feels fortunate to have this asset and is working on a Downtown Creeks Plan that can entice more people to shop, dine and linger. The City began work on the Downtown Creeks Plan in September to fulfill a recommendation from Lafayette’s Downtown Specific Plan which was adopted by the City Council in 2012. A consultant team with expertise in landscape architecture, civil engineering and environmental restoration is developing the Plan under the guidance of the City Creeks Committee.
The objectives of the Plan include:
•Identifying creek preservation and restoration opportunities;
•Clarifying creek setback requirements for the downtown;
•Preserving existing trees and riparian corridors;
•Developing standards for how development should relate to adjacent creeks;
•Producing strategies and methods for creek improvements and stewardship;
•Developing opportunities for public access and pathways;
•Preventing property damage by creek processes (flooding, erosion);
•Identifying public safety and environmental concerns.
City Council adopted the Downtown Creeks Preservation, Restoration and Development Plan on October 23, 2017.
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