Out to save Old City Lafayette, one property at a time
Why Sean Lutes is on a mission to help property owners save some of Lafayette’s oldest structures. ‘It just something I need to do.’
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OUT TO SAVE OLD CITY LAFAYETTE, ONE PROPERTY AT A TIME
Rare is a Lafayette City Council in the past year or so without a piece of Lafayette being put forward as individual historic districts, a recent tactic to deal with historic preservation one bite at a time.
(If you’re not following the site that updates projects in and around downtown Lafayette – spotlighting places doing it right and places that could do it better – today’s the day to fix that.)
“I wouldn’t even say most,” John Collier, assistant director of the city’s economic development department, said. “This is all Sean, practically. … He has all this knowledge. And he has this knack for getting property owners to want to get on board.”
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