Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Demolition As Reinvigoration At Five Points

Jul 11, 2019

The mayor says there may be positive, if unintended, consequences to having to tear down an historic building at Five Points.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Lafayette city officials argue historic preservation is good for economic development. But not every building can be protected. The city plans to redevelop Five Points – but there’s a debate over whether to restore historic properties or build something new.

How will the proposed demolition of the E.M. Weaver building change plans for Five Points development? What effect might it have on the timeline for developing the area? And what role does preservation of similar historic landmarks play in economic development for Lafayette?

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we put those questions to Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski.

Also on this week’s show, how is the city addressing fireworks safety after some were aimed at a local animal shelter?