Tuesday February 3rd starts PlanLafayette Week! Show your support for bicycles by attending the city council meeting on Tuesday at 5:25 pm, we are first on the agenda!

The next event is my participation as the Executive Director of BikeLafayette on a panel hosted by the UL Department of Sustainability called, “Reinvent the Hub City: Improve Your Community Through Transit.” This panel will include the head of Public Works, the Principal at Architects Southwest, and guest from New Orleans Jim Amdal who will be talking about streetcars! Wednesday 11:30-1:00 at the LITE Center.

Wednesday 5pm is guest speaker nationally-renowned Peter Swift at the ACA. (I am personally very excited about this event!)

Thursday a 2-part session about small urban development will be held at Iberia Bank downtown, starting at 11am.

Also Thursday at 5:30pm at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center, Recover Acadiana, the neighborhood coteries, and the 705 are presenting a workshop for those that care about their neighborhoods. (Highly recommended, I have seen the work done on this!)


Friday Feb 6th, 11:30am Feed N Seed, the American Advertising Federation – Acadiana and the Public Relations Association Acadiana will be hosting “Public Art and Place Marketing.”

Feb 7th Join us at the morning Market at the Horse Farm! AND march with Project Front Yard at the end of the parade route in the first annual clean-up after the parade event!

Monday Feb 9th, 11:30-1 is a Q&A about the Lafayette Comprehensive Plan and the Unified Development Code at 520 E Kaliste Saloom Rd. Sponsored by AHBA, Lender’s Association of Acadiana, and Realtor Association of Acadiana. (Sadly I think I have to miss this; I have another presentation I have to give. Somebody please go take notes!)

Tuesday Feb 10th wraps up the week At Vermilionville at 7:30am with a Project Front Yard Beautification Summit held by the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission.

WHEW, that’s a lot! Please go to this website and sign up; most events are free (some have to be paid to accommodate partnership organizations.) BIG thanks to the Lafayette Consolidated Government, hope to see most of you out  there!

PlanLafayette Week

-Monique Koll, DVM