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. The McComb- Veazey neighborhood is one of three urban-core neighborhoods surrounding downtown Lafayette, Louisiana and is uniquely poised to both implement and benefit from a food-system approach to neighborhood development.
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The Historic Preservation Project is an opportunity for the community to recognize peopla and locations within the neighborhood of significant historic value. To date, 4 historic markers have been installed across the community. Locations: Immaculate Heart of Mary, 12th St; The African American Mardi Gras, 14th and S. Magnolia St; Helma Constantine, 11th St and House of Faith, Jefferson St.
Local Legends Wall and 12th & Surrey LIVE Better Block
McComb- Veazey’s first Local Legends Wall and the 12th & Surrey LIVE was made possible by the Creativity Everywhere Grant from Downtown Lafayette. The Coterie worked with artist Adrian Fulton (shown in photo) to recognize nine of our local legends.