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January 24, 2024

The preliminary plat of the subdivision of the original 10-acre tract into two new tracts, including the 6 acres that the Parish will be acquiring, was approved by the City Planning Commission on Monday, January 22, 2024. The request to waive the requirement of construction of Venus Drive to tie into Shadow Bluff Drive was granted. The Library was instructed to work with the Traffic, Roads, and Bridges Department in regard to the traffic study. An updated appraisal for the 6-acre tract is being prepared. The Library is submitting a proposed Ordinance declaring the construction of the Northeast Regional Library for the Lafayette Public Library a public necessity and authorizing the Lafayette Mayor-President to acquire certain immovable property for the location and construction of the Northeast Regional Library for introduction at the Parish Council meeting on February 20, 2024 with final adoption on March 5, 2024.

January 18, 2024

A City Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for January 22, 2024, at 5:00 PM and will be held in the Auditorium in Building C at 220 W. Willow Street. Library Administration has reviewed the Areawide Development Review Committee report and conditions. The Library has requested variances to a traffic study, as the traffic impact is not anticipated to be anywhere near to the 100 trip per hour requiring a traffic study. The Library has also requested a variance to the construction of Venus Drive to tie into Shadow Bluff Drive.

December 2023

The application was submitted to subdivide the 10 acre property on December 7th 2023 and has been assigned Project # 2023-76-PC by LCG’s City Planning Commission. The City Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for January 22, 2024, at 5PM and will be held in the Auditorium in Building C at 220 W. Willow Street. 100 BLK Shadow Bluff Dr Survey_PC Prelim Submittal_12-07-2023 is the preliminary plat being proposed and has been submitted to the Planning Commission. The tract proposed to be purchased for the Northeast Library is Tract A – 6.00 acres.

September 2023

The Library Board voted to move forward with purchasing 6 acres of the property located at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Shadow Bluff Drive. Library Administration is working with legal to finalize a purchase agreement with the Parish Council, as well as pursuing a survey to subdivide the land.

June 2023

The Lafayette Parish School Board voted to allow discussions between the Library Board and/or Lafayette Parish Council on a possible sale of School Board property for the purpose of building a  library on Louisiana Avenue.

The Library Board authorized the library director to engage in discussions with the Lafayette Parish School Board to finalize a proposal for the sale and purchase of property for a northeast library and to perform any acts necessary to do so.

May 2023

The landowners of property located at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Shadow Bluffs Drive gave a presentation at the Board meeting. The Board discussed the property and deferred action until more information could be gathered.

March 2023

Discussions with ESD properties ended with no agreement to purchase property for a library.

January 2023

The library received an appraisal for the ESD property in December 2022. ESD Investments and the library have been discussing the valuation of the property with the hope that the parties can move forward with the project.

Additionally, while discussions with ESD are ongoing, two property owners with land on the Louisiana Avenue corridor have expressed interest in seeing a library built and a willingness to make a proposal should current negotiations not bear fruit.

September 14, 2022:

The ESD Investments property located at 2600 Louisiana Avenue is the property recommended for purchase to construct a new library. This decision was established at the August 15, 2022 Library Board of Control Meeting.

Minutes from the August 15, 2022 Library Board of Control Meeting can be found at the below link:

http://lafayettepubliclibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Minutes-of-the-August-15-2022-Board-Meeting.pdf

Library Administration is in the process of having the property appraised. This process is done ensure the price offered meets the legal requirements of a land purchase by a government agency.

July 27, 2022:

View the Final RFP Responses.

NOTEThe RFP for land acquisition has been made available online for interested parties. Please visit this page and see “Attachments” for more information.

May 5, 2022:

View the RFP Responses.

 

Timeline:

Northeast Regional Library History and Timeline Estimate

Meetings & Minutes:

To view the Library Board of Control’s regular board meeting minutes, click here.

January 5 – 5:30 pm – Northeast Exploratory Committee Meeting

February 9 – 5:30 pm – Northeast Library Exploratory Committee Meeting