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Downtown Master Plan

City of New Iberia has created a comprehensive "urban redevelopment master plan" for the downtown districts. The purpose of the plan is to carry the community into an active future and expand off the positive growth that exists; creating smart growth. The plan focuses on the city’s economic development, enhancing tourism; and foremost the plan focuses on preserving downtown New Iberia’s history. With keeping this focus in mind, the plan maps out future public developments in downtown New Iberia.

City District
Plan Goals
  • Pursue achievable built improvements within the city’s financial range for each city district.
  • Capitalize on creative funding opportunities such as government programs, grants, etc.
  • Address Community needs focused on quality of life enhancements, public health and safety, economic development, tourism opportunities and community pride.
Project Focus
  • ACHIEVABLE
  • SHOVEL READY
  • COST EFFECTIVE
  • HIGH IMPACT
  • QUICK TURNAROUNDS
  • REPEATABLES
Results

This method has yielded the City of New Iberia an undeniable level of success in the last three years. By pursuing realistic projects within the City of New Iberia’s financial range these six new project development studies will be poised to capitalize on the grant process and leverage the city’s dollars to go further in every district in the City of New Iberia.

Community
Pride
PUBLIC ART
NEIGHBORHOOD BRANDING
PUBLIC PARK IMPROVEMENTS
NEW/IMPROVED POCKET PARKS
IMPROVED GATHERING SPACES
STREETSCAPING
CIRCULATION &
ACCESSIBILITY
AD CROSSWALKS
PEDISTRIAN WAYFINDING SIGNAGE
SIDEWALK & WALKABILITY IMPROVEMENTS
VEHICULAR WAYFINGING SIGNAGE
GATEWAY ENTRY SIGNAGE
DESIGNATED BIKE PATHS
HEALTH &
SAFETY
WALKWAY IMPROVEMENTS
OUTDOOR FITNESS PROJECTS
PUBLIC PARK IMPROVEMENTS
PEDESTRIAN ORIENTED DESIGN
LIGHTING IMPROVEMENTS
NATURE TRAILS
LOCAL
ECONOMY
STREETSCAPING COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS
INNOVATION DISTRICTS
PROMOTE LOCAL BUSINESSES
ATTRACT NEW RESIDENTS
INCREASED PROPETY VALUES
PROMOTE SMALL SCALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP