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Public invited for Place Mouton meeting tonight

The fourth Place Mouton public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 14 at Place Mouton, located at 735 Jefferson St., in Downtown Lafayette.

Concept rendering of Place Mouton redesign
Downtown Development Authority

Join the Place Mouton redesign team for the fourth and final public meeting for the year to discuss the renovation of Place Mouton as Lafayette’s newest civic space tonight in Downtown Lafayette.

The reimagining of Place Mouton is an ongoing process and has been in the works for more than two years. The leadership of Le Centre International, located in the building on Place Mouton, recognized that the space was underused and began pursuing an upgrade to encourage more people to use the plaza. Once Le Centre secured funding for the renovation through the city-parish council, the Downtown Development & Design Center was tasked with managing the design process, which is still in progress.

The goals of the Downtown Development & Design Center are to improve Place Mouton by activating it as more of a public space including adding shade trees, crosswalks, street furniture, plantings and gateway design elements to enhance the plaza as a much-needed gateway to Downtown Lafayette, rather than the plaza continuing to be exclusively something to look at but not actively use.

The public input process began with the first public meeting held on April 20 followed by the two most recent public meetings that were held Oct. 20 and 21.

The fourth Place Mouton public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 14 at Place Mouton, located at 735 Jefferson St., in Downtown Lafayette. The public is encouraged to attend and participate. If anyone is unable to attend, the public is encouraged to request a private meeting at his or her convenience by contacting the Downtown Lafayette office at 337-0291-5566 or [email protected]

For more information visit www.DowntownLafayette.org or check out the IND’s previous coverage of the Place Mouton Preservation Society here.