In January, 2020 the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA) purchased the former storage unit site at the southwest corner of Baseline and Carr as the site for Lafayette’s next great community space. This site falls within LURA’s Old Town Urban Renewal Area, which forms “the Heart of Lafayette.” This is one of a handful of LURA identified sites that will serve as gateways to the City and define the community’s unique identity.
At only 7,500 square feet, this centrally-located park needs to serve the needs of the surrounding community and become a walkable, vibrant community gathering space. The design and planning team is relying on community engagement (surveys and events) to communicate with the neighborhood and local stakeholders to define the design character and plan future public activity spaces. They will also be examining park access options and exploring options for neighborhood connections. Once they have collected these community insights, they will develop a park plan that LURA can feasibly implement.
Share your input
The first phase of the project is currently underway. Because the community’s input is valuable for the success of this pocket park design, an online survey is now available to collect feedback.