The705 is an organization for young leaders in Acadiana. We recognize the importance of the I-49 Connector to the long-term prosperity of Lafayette and Louisiana. And we understand the role we must play in helping shape what will be the largest infrastructure project in Lafayette’s history. We appreciate the opportunity the Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) process affords to contribute constructively and we look forward to participating throughout the process in an engaged and effective manner.
We believe the Connector presents a unique opportunity to breathe life into a neglected area of Lafayette. Below are the principles that we firmly believe must be reflected in the final design of the Connector if it is to reflect community consensus and act as a catalyst project toward reinvestment.