downtown revitalization

Lafayette Community Bank moving across the street

Aug 23, 2012

The southeast corner of South and 3rd streets in downtown Lafayette will be transformed over the next year. Lafayette Community Bank is planning a two story building there for its main branch.

The former auto repair shop and title company structures currently there will be torn down soon.

Bank President and CEO Brad Marley says the goal is to have a groundbreaking for the new building soon.

Downtown Monticello revitalization effort begins

Jun 6, 2012
City of Monticello

The City of Monticello is hiring a consultant to help implement its downtown revitalization.

Mayor Ken Houston says the plan was approved three years ago, but has been largely ignored. He says after taking office this year, he realized there was still interest in putting the ideas into action.

"We have been talking about it for quite sometime. We had the tornado years back and a lot of things happened in downtown Monticello since then - changes in the economy and storefronts - things like that. People want to see some activity there and things going on.”

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