The McComb- Veazey neighborhood is one of three urban-core neighborhoods surrounding downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. Our predominantly African-American neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, ripe with French Creole culture and deep rooted heritage. Many of the families in our community have been living in our neighborhood for generations.
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In 1880, the first railroad entered Lafayette, then known as Vermilionville, creating the first transportation divide separating McComb-Veazey from the urban core. The railroad was not the first dissection of the area, but later in the 1960s, the Evangeline Throughway, I-49 Interstate created an even wider gap. Sanborn maps over those years display a slow dismantling of once thriving, dense, healthy neighborhoods. McComb-Veazey has always been a lively, diverse family neighborhood
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During the summer of 2008, a group of Lafayette City-Parish city planners, residents, churches and business owners began meeting to develop a revitalization plan for the McComb- Veazey Neighborhood. In an effort to preserve our rich cultural history and neighborhood character, the McComb- Veazey Neighborhood Coterie began the task of implementing our revitalization plan. Our predominantly African-American neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, ripe with French Creole culture and deep-rooted heritage.
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Funds received through the McComb- Veazey Neighborhood Revitalization Fund will be used to invest in community projects that are designed to improve the quality of life, livability and functionality of the McComb- Veazey neighborhood and its residents. Targeted investment in public facilities such as the construction, reconstruction or rehabilitation of public infrastructure in McComb- Veazey will support neighborhood revitalization, economic development and crime reduction programs.

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