Lafayette group gets grant to develop horse farm

5/14/2013 7:30 AM
By Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The nonprofit group assigned to develop the former UL Horse Farm in Lafayette got a boost when a Lafayette trust earmarked $2.6 million for planning.

The Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority agreed Monday to provide the funds to the nonprofit Lafayette Central Park Inc.

In January, City-Parish President Joey Durel asked the LPTFA to provide the money to help determine what the community wants the horse farm property to become. The city purchased the 100-acre horse farm from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last year.

Lenny Lemoine, chairman of Lafayette Central Park Inc., said the first phase of development is determining what residents want the farm to become.

A team from the Urban Land Institute will be in Lafayette June 10-13 to determine how to gather community input.

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Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com


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