"After this long recession," Lafayette City Manager Steve Falk wrote recently, "maybe we’re seeing a mirage, but there appears to be an uptick in development interest in downtown Lafayette."
Falk offers as proof recent movement on the business front, specifically:
Signature Properties is pursuing construction of townhomes on the old Hungry Hunter site. The Planning Commission will soon hold a joint study session with the Design Review Commission to review the plans.
The Chipotle application to fill the NorSki space with a Mexican restaurant is at the Health Department. Planning signed off on the exterior changes this week.
The store is under construction, and plans for the off-site employee parking lot (at First/Deer Hill) have been submitted to Planning for review.
in the Clocktower is under construction.
Design & Interiors has opened its new store in Lafayette. As a nice synergistic touch, the store has asked Misto Lino, the fancy bedding store across the way, to dress all of its beds in the finest linens.