Jun 17, 2022, 16:06 PM by Jennifer McCommons




Lafayette, LA – Anyone who lives, owns property, or owns a business in the La Place Coterie is encouraged to attend a meeting next week on Tuesday, June 21 to discuss neighborhood goals. The La Place neighborhood sits along University Avenue, west of Evangeline Thruway, between Cameron Street and downtown Lafayette and includes major anchor developments such as Bottle Arts Loft, Bridge Ministry, and the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority. “It’s important for residents to get involved in the growth and development of where they live. By coming together, we see beautiful outcomes driven by the different perspectives of people,” said Alex Lazard, Planning Assistant in the Lafayette Consolidated Government Community Development and Planning Department.

The neighborhood has experienced various enhancements through the efforts of the Coterie, established in 2006. Latest improvements include accessibility accommodations throughout the neighborhood, including a handicap ramp at Victory Garden, tree plantings, resident-led sign installations, a bus stop shelter, and heritage markers highlighting historical sites. “By all of us working together, we have completed a lot of projects and are looking forward to what the neighborhood wants to see going forward,” La Place Coterie Co-Chair Sherrill Lorio said.

Neighborhood involvement is important to keep the momentum going. Co-Chair Gisele Menard said, “We need people, young and old, but especially the younger crowd. That demographic is lacking. We don’t want to assume what people want and need in the neighborhood.”

The meeting is on Tuesday, June 21 at BBR Creative, 413 South Pierce Street from 5:30-7:00 p.m. For more information, email Sherrill Lorio at

La Place is one of five Lafayette Coteries established to strengthen the community by providing a vision and guidance for neighborhood desires. Visit to learn more about La Place and other coteries.