Urban Renewal


On April 20, 1999, the City Council established the Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority (LURA). LURA’s purpose is to serve as the lead public entity that promotes revitalization and redevelopment in the downtown area. LURA works in partnership with the City of Lafayette, private property owners, and businesses to remove blight, rehabilitate existing structures, attract new mixed-use development, and improve streetscapes to create an inviting and vibrant downtown.

Today, the City has two urban renewal districts: the Old Town District and South Boulder Road District. LURA is a seven-person board appointed by the Mayor of Lafayette. The projects and activities of LURA are funded with tax-increment financing.LURA_Mission_Collective

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