Elevate North Lafayette

LEDA's engagement with Neighborhood Evolution addressing economic revitalization and redevelopment


Addressing economic revitalization and redevelopment in North Lafayette and other distressed parts of Lafayette Parish.

In 2022, LEDA released a set of goals and recommendations for the economic revitalization of North Lafayette. Those goals touched upon new business recruitment, workforce development and educational attainment, entrepreneurship, and minority business development including access to capital, and revitalization and redevelopment. LEDA and several community partners have engaged Neighborhood Evolution to address many of these topics.

Elevate North Lafayette Program Goals

  • Inspire the community to see a brighter future for North Lafayette.
  • Educate the community on small-scale, incremental development and build capacity among local individuals and developers to engage in this work.
  • Attract investment to North Lafayette and other distressed parts of the Parish.

2024 Events

Meet & Greets

March 14 | Aug 22 | Nov 16


March 16 | Aug 24 | Nov 16

Virtual Sessions

Feb 21 | Session 2 TBA | Session 3 TBA

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Monte Anderson

Monte Anderson is President of Options Real Estate Investments Inc, a multi-service real estate firm specializing in developing sustainable neighborhoods in Southern Dallas and Northern Ellis counties. He is both an advocate and practitioner of incremental development and is often found speaking and teaching across the country on the Cultivating of Local Neighborhoods. With projects in Duncanville, TX, and South Dallas, he is a previous City Councilman for Duncanville, founding President of the North Texas Chapter of Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), and co-founder of the Incremental Development Alliance.

“My goal for this community-wide engagement with Monte and his team is to inspire, educate, and build the community's capacity for economic revitalization and equitable development.” —Mandi D. Mitchell, President and CEO of LEDA

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