Historic Preservation

Maintaining Lafayette’s Historic Resources

The Lafayette Register of Historic Places was established by city ordinance in 1998.The purpose of the register is to protect local structures, sites, or neighborhoods that:

  • Are associated with famous historic events or persons
  • Make a special contribution to the distinctive character of Lafayette
  • Represent distinctive examples of architecture

Properties are listed in the register following review and approval by the Lafayette Historic Preservation Board. The approved recommendation is forwarded to the Lafayette City Council, who may, by ordinance, designate property as a landmark or a landmark district.

Historic Preservation Master Plan

Review and comment on the Historic Preservation Master Plan.  We are in the last stages of the Historic Preservation Master Plan and are looking to our community in Lafayette to provide public comment on the plan.  Now is your time to review and react to the Draft Historic Preservation Master Plan.  Review the plan here and join us on June 8, 6-8 pm for a virtual community meeting to comment on the plan.

The Historic Preservation Master Plan will help us celebrate our past through our buildings and neighborhoods, mining heritage, and our rural places, serving as a foundation for our present community and enhancing the lives of future generations.

What:  Virtual Community Meeting for Public Comment
When: Monday, June 8, 2020, 6-8:00 p.m.
Where: Login details to the community meeting will be available soon.  You can provide written comments to greg.thompson@cityoflafayette.com by June 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

View the draft historic preservation plan here.

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