Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Future Five Points Gentrification

May 2, 2019

The mayor says the city won't force people out, but might act as a broker to help get new developments to replace old ones.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

As two new water slides go in and as the City of Lafayette prepares to rebuild Loeb Stadium, redevelopment is moving down Main Street toward the Five Points intersection. Mayor Tony Roswarski has said it’ll likely be several more years until a proposed plan for a Five Points overhaul begins in earnest – and it’s a spot that needs some TLC, to be sure.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we take a look at the surrounding homes, and whether gentrification might be a necessity if the city truly hopes to clean up Five Points.

Also on this week’s program, with potholes abounding on city streets following a snowy winter, the city has contracted with a company to monitor the condition of the roads. But what will it cost and will that be any more effective than fielding citizen complaints about rough pavement?