Lafayette's Downtown Creeks Plan continues to flow
By Pippa Fisher
A map of the creeks in downtown Lafayette. Image provided
While it continues to tweak the wording of the Downtown Creeks Preservation, Restoration and Development Plan, Lafayette's Creeks Committee will be moving the draft to the Planning Commission with the recommendation to have a committee workshop to allow for more input.
The creeks are recognized as an asset for Lafayette in the Downtown Specific Plan, which recommended the formation of the creeks committee to help protect and enhance the downtown creeks. The creeks committee has been seeking feedback and comments from all the city commissions over the past months.
The Design Review Commission heard a presentation from Will Elder, creeks committee chairman, on Monday, April 10. He shared how the committee has addressed the DRC's concerns but recognized the need to sit down for a work session to refine some of the wording, so as not to be too prescriptive in the plan. He recognizes that much of the creekside property is privately owned and private projects will have to meet substantial compliance.