University Avenue Corridor Study


LCG convened a public meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Bridge Ministries of Acadiana located at 512 N. University Avenue to solicit public input on a planned admnistrative re-zoning for the University Avenue Corridor from Jeanne Street to Renaud Drive.  The public presentation can be viewed and downloaded - Public Meeting Presentation University Corridor Proposed Rezoning and Overlay​.

If you have any questions about the proposed re-zoning and overlay, please contact Cathie Gilbert at 337-291-8454 or by email at


The University Avenue Corridor Plan representing the community's vision to transform University Avenue into a vibrant, multi-modal corridor, with Complete Streets improvements, better access management, and improved connectivity for adjacent neighborhoods and surrounding uses has been finalized. The plan outlines a transformation framework, highlighting individual elements, to position the University Avenue Corridor for potential redevelopment and renewed investment.
The University Avenue Corridor Plan consists of several sections beginning with the final report, followed by technical analysis of the transportation network and alternatives, and ends with corridor maps. The final report and appendices have been broken into sections to reduce download time and allow direct access to interested documents.

If you prefer, ​the entire University Avenue Corridor Study can be downloaded in ZIP format (174 MB) - University Avenue Corridor Study - All Documents​.
Lafayette Consolidated Government acknowledges the following organizations for their participation, assistance, and technical guidance:  Acadiana Planning Commission/MPO, Lafayette Utility System, Housing Authority of Lafayette, and CSRS. A special thanks to all the individuals who participated in the process of drafting this plan and to Bridge Ministries for hosting the community meetings.
For more information, or if you have questions about the project, please contact Neil LeBouef, Project Manager, at 337-291-7196 or​

The CSRS planning team has begun assembling the draft elements of the University Avenue Corridor Plan and held a public meeting on June 12 to display an overview of the draft Plan. At the meeting, CSRS presented graphic boards that provided an overview of how the three major goals of the project were to be addressed. The three major goals of the the University Avenue Corridor Plan are:  (1) create a safe and connected corridor; (2) create a framework for revitalization; and, (3) create a dynamic and inviting gateway and corridor. All materials from the June 12 public meeting are available for download and viewing below.

  • Draft Master Corridor Plan Map - Large-format map depicting catalyst project sites and street design for the length of the University Avenue Corridor project.

If you prefer, all June 12 public meeting documents can be downloaded in ZIP format - Public Meeting #3 Docs​.

For more information, or if you have questions about the project, please contact Neil LeBouef, Project Manager, at 337-291-7196 or​



Lafayette Consolidated Government, in conjunction with the Acadiana Planning Commission, held the last gathering of the series of public meetings as a part of the University Avenue corridor study on June 12. The purpose of this final meeting was to present proposed design options and corridor features on the revitalization initiative focused on the University Avenue corridor. 
Those in attendance viewed the draft plan recommendations for the corridor, in an open house setting, and provided feedback before the plan was finalized. 





At the public meeting on April 10, the CSRS planning team shared several design options to improve intersections and streetscape along the University Avenue Corridor, from Renaud to the Four Corners areas. In addition, the team shared conceptual plans for "catalyst developments" at three locations, based on market analysis and input from the community. Participants were asked to provide feedback on the various design and catalyst development options, and now the team is seeking additional feedback.


If you are interested in submitting feedback from the April 10 public meeting, there are two ways to participate.


  1. Download the survey and fill it out on your computer as the survey is a fillable PDF form. Once completed, click the "Submit" button on the bottom of the last page. After clicking submit, the survey with your answers will be emailed to the ​ CSRS planning team. It is important to note the survey must be downloaded and opened as a file on your computer. If you view the survey through a "preview," then you will not have access to the fillable fields.

  2. Download and print the survey, then mail the completed, paper survey to:

                 Neil LeBouef 

                 Lafayette Consolidated Government

                 Dept. 5901

                 P. O. Box 4017-C

                 Lafayette, LA  70502


The survey is available for download at the following link - April 10 Feedback Survey.


The completed surveys are due by noon on May 3, 2018.


For more information, or if you have questions about the project, please contact Neil LeBouef, Project Manager, at 337-291-7196 or



April 10 Public Meeting Materials







January 29 Public Meeting



Project Overview

University Avenue is an important asset for Lafayette and one of our most important streets. It serves as an entrance into our city, welcoming visitors and providing a direct connection to downtown and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. University Avenue is also home to established neighborhoods and businesses that utilize it every day and who have expressed concern that a once vibrant area and hub of activity is falling behind and not experiencing the same kind of growth and development that other areas of the city are experiencing.


Lafayette Consolidated Government, in partnership with the Acadiana Planning Commission, has initiated a planning and conceptual design project with CSRS, Inc. to study University Avenue from Renaud Drive to Cameron Street. Working with members of the community, CSRS has been tasked with creating an overall community vision for University Avenue and produce a redevelopment plan to implement that vision.  


As a basis for redevelopment, CSRS will be evaluating and proposing possible improvements for the following:

·         Traffic congestion and flow

·         Public transportation accessibility​

·         Safety at critical intersections

·         Bike and pedestrian connections

·         Local economic growth

·         Quality of life for residents and the surrounding community


It is important to note that although the project corridor is defined from Renaud Drive to Cameron Street, the benefits of a redevelopment plan will impact the entire community for years to come.

For more information, or if you have questions about the project, please contact Neil LeBo​uef, Project Manager, at 337-291-7196 or