Downtown Creeks Preservation, Restoration & Development Plan

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    Preserve and Celebrate Our Downtown Creeks!

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    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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