Lafayette Comprehensive Plan

Between November 14 and 17, you'll have six chances to participate in Community Forum Series Two: Imagining Alternative Futures.

Each forum will begin with a presentation of existing conditions and illustrate what Lafayette Parish's future might look like in 20 years, if we stay on the same course as we are today.

Working with other participants in small groups, you will then get to propose and explore alternatives to this likely future, contrasting it to the Vision Statement developed from YOUR input from Community Forum Series One.


A Comprehensive Plan is a long-range plan or “guidebook” for a community’s growth, development and redevelopment. It is a vision for the future that plans for a twenty year time period, based on local conditions, values and aspirations. It is called comprehensive because it coordinates the efforts of many different aspects of a community, such as land use, transportation, and economic development.

One of the most important purposes of a Comprehensive Plan is to formally identify the elements that create a thriving, attractive community: one that offers viable options to its residents regarding where and how they want to live, work, and play. For this reason, public input is essential to developing a successful plan. The plan will gather ideas from the Lafayette community, while the process will provide a forum for residents to talk and work together to solve shared problems.