Historic Lafayette

Old Town Residential Neighborhoods 

The City Council authorized the hiring of a consultant to develop a set of tools to guide future development in the Old Town neighborhood and preserve its character.  Following community input and working with the Steering Committee, the Consultant prepared a package of Code amendments to create an overlay district.  These Code amendments were presented to the Planning Commission for their review at a Public Hearing on June 21, 2017.  The Planning Commission conducted the Public Hearing and recommended some changes to the Consultant's proposal.  City Council held a public hearing on July 18, 2017 and reviewed the Consultant's proposal and the Planning Commission's recommendation.  The City Council provided guidance on the proposal and Planning Commission's recommendation.  City Council held a public hearing on August 1, 2017 for Ordinance No. 30, Series 2017 regarding Old Town Neighborhood Design Criteria.  The City Council tabled the First Reading of Ordinance No. 30, Series 2017 to August 15, 2017. 

View the City Council August 15, 2017 Agenda and staff report and corresponding documentation.  The meeting will start at 5:30 PM.   
View the City Council August 1, 2017 Agenda, Item E - The Old Town Design Criteria Staff Report, Ordinance No. 30, Series 2017, and corresponding documentation.  
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.