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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