Historic Lafayette

Old Town Residential Neighborhoods 

The City of Lafayette and the Historic Preservation Board  held two interactive community workshops in February to solicit input from Old Town residents and stakeholders.  Approximately 90 people participated in the community workshops.  Those unable to attend the workshops were provided an opportunity to weigh in on the same set of information online.  Over the course of two weeks, 332 people provided input.  This summary (Old Town Residential Neighborhoods Community Input Summary-March 2017) represents the combined results of input received. It should be noted that the survey conducted as part of the workshops and online was not scientific; respondents to the survey were self-selecting.  
Two additional community workshops were held on April 20 and 22, 2017.  View the detailed draft recommendations that were presented at the April workshops as well as the display boards from the workshop.  View the display boards individually:
    Display Board 1 - Single Family Additions
    Display Board 2 - Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)
    Display Board 3 - Infill Single-family Home or Duplex
    Display Board 4 - Building Massing and Form
The Planning Commission and Historic Preservation Board held a joint workshop on Thursday, June 8 to discuss findings of the Old Town Design Criteria Study.  Download the Diagnosis of Key Issues & Proposed Regulations/Zoning Code Amendment - Adoption Draft - June 2017.  
June 21, 2017 Planning Commission Special Meeting - Public Hearing at 7 PM
The Planning Commission will review and make a recommendation on the Old Town Design Criteria proposed amendments on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  This is a public hearing and the meeting starts at 7 PM in the City Council Chambers.  View Agenda items.
Download a map outlining the Old Town areas to be reviewed as part of potential design review criteria. 
For more information contact Greg.Thompson@cityoflafayette.com or 303-661-1265.

Historic Resources

Learn more about Lafayette's history and the historic landmark application process:


 Historic Lafayette provides an opportunity to learn more about Lafayette’s history. 
Protection of local structures, sites, or neighborhoods that represent distinct examples of architecture, are associated with famous historic events or persons, or make a special contribution to the unique character of Lafayette is also provided.
The Historic Preservation Board assists in this endeavor through the review and recommendation of landmarking historic resources within the city, reviewing and approving any alterations to landmarked sites, and through public outreach to promote historic preservation and preservation of the history of Lafayette.
Mission Statement
Promote appreciation, restoration, and preservation of Lafayette’s historic buildings and history. 
  1. Historic Materials Usage
  2. Home Improvement Grant
The City has an inventory of materials salvaged from historic buildings. These materials are available for building or art projects in Lafayette, with an application.