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City-Parish President Joey Durel says more residential space is what downtown Lafayette needs

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Mayor Durel says government is now working on things we may see happen in the next two to three years

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:49am

Recently, there has been major talk about having more residential spaces in downtown Lafayette.  City-Parish President Joey Durel says more of a residential presence is exactly what downtown Lafayette needs.  Mayor Durel says from a government stand-point the best thing they could do is possibly make the land that the old courthouse is on available, for investors to come in and create a residential space on that property.

"Once a development would happen there, and from a residential stand-point wold fill up, I think other developers would say we recognize there really is a demand to live downtown.  I think if we get more residential downtown you would see downtown clean up even better," says Mayor Joey Durel.

Mayor Durel says the government is currently working on some things that in the next two or three years we may start to see come to fruition.

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