The transfer will provide for LCG control relative to approval and/or permitting of development activities.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote Tuesday on an ordinance for final adoption that would trigger a process transferring from state control to Lafayette Consolidated Government a roughly half-mile stretch of Ambassador Caffery Parkway between Kaliste Saloom Road and the Vermilion River bridge in south Lafayette. Spurred by recent interest in the roadway by real estate developers, the ordinance passed unanimously when it was introduced on Nov. 1.
LCG Chief Administrative Officer Dee Stanley notified council members of the developer interest in an Oct. 21 memorandum:
Over the last several weeks we have received inquiries from several developers regarding the potential development of vacant land on Ambassador Caffery Parkway between the Vermilion River and existing development at the intersection of Kaliste Saloom Road. After meeting with internal staff, City-Parish President Joey Durel is recommending that Lafayette Consolidated Government request from the LaDOTD a transfer of jurisdiction for this corridor. The transfer will provide for LCG control relative to approval and/or permitting of development activities.