New Development Projects

Stay informed about upcoming development projects

List and details of new developments

Residential Growth Management

In 2012, voting citizens in Lafayette passed the Growth Management Initiative which limits the number of building permits allowed in a six-year period. This initiative set a cap of 1,200 building permits available to be issued between Jan. 1, 2013, and Jan. 1, 2019. As of May 31, 2017, 148 permits have been issued against this allotment. Read the full language of Section 6.10. Residential Growth Management.

Role of City Council, Urban Renewal Board, or Historic Preservation Board

When the Planning Commission, City Council, Urban Renewal Board, or Historic Preservation Board is considering land use actions, their role is to review information to determine if it meets City codes, standards, and policies. 

In order to create a fair environment for all involved parties, the review of information must occur only within a public meeting when the project is a scheduled agenda item, much like when a judge hears evidence of a case in court. This is considered a quasi-judicial proceeding. Online comment forms from the public submitted prior to 3pm on the day of a public hearing will be provided to City Council.

Quasi-judicial proceeding

This quasi-judicial process prohibits board members from communicating with applicants, interested parties, or independent research prior to a public meeting to ensure all board members have access to the same information. The projects listed on this page are currently considered quasi-judicial, and as such, cannot be discussed by the City board(s) involved in its review.

Public input

Residents desiring to submit input on a particular project are strongly encouraged to personally participate in the public hearing or submit written comments once the hearing date is scheduled. 

We want to ensure your contribution is considered during the public meeting, but are unable to ensure its inclusion if submitted before a hearing date is officially scheduled. To learn when a hearing date is scheduled, you may:

To include written comments in the public agenda packets for consideration, the document should be submitted six (6) business days prior to the meeting date. Submit written comments to the Planning Commission Secretary. If this date is missed, written comments that are received by 1pm on the day of the meeting will be given to the Planning Commission prior to the meeting and submitted into the record. 

List of most quasi-judicial application occurrences:

  • Annexation review during a PC and CC meeting
  • Sketch Plan review during a PC meeting
  • Preliminary Plan review during a PC meeting
  • Planned Unit Development (PUD) review during a PC and CC Meeting
  • Final Plan during a CC meeting
  • Site and architecture plan review during a PC, CC, or LURA meeting
  • Rezoning review during a PC and CC meeting
  • Special use review during a PC meeting
  • Landmark Designation or Demolition Stay review during a Historic Preservation Board meeting