NGO Funding Request

The recipient entity's full legal name:  Lafayette Central Park, Inc.

The recipient entity's physical address:
           2913 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503

The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           2901 Johnston Street, Suite 304, Lafayette, LA 70503

Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          Elaine Abell, James A. Caillier, Gregg Gothreaux, Mazie Movassaghi, John Arceneaux, Reggie Dupre, Randy Haynie, Allyson Fox Pharr, Don G. Briggs, William Fenstermaker

The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  2778

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $4,637,000

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           Kimberly Bishop, 111 Southwark Drive, Lafayette, LA 70508
Stanley Babers Blackstone, 706 Greenbriar Road, Lafayette, LA 70503
Edgar Paul Breaux, III, MD, 400 Arabella Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503
Dean Anderson Cole, 101 Thibodeaux Drive, Lafayette, LA 70503
Lester Joseph "Joey" Durel, 111 Port Royal Circle, Lafayette, LA 70508
Daniel Gilder, 618 Woodvale Avenue, Lafayette, LA 70503
Randy Keefer Haynie, 108 Waterside Drive Lafayette, La 70503
Payton Elizabeth Smith John, 206 Mill Valley Run Lafayette, LA 70508
Stuart Johnson, 124 Donald Drive, Lafayette, LA 70503
Katie LaSalla, 115 Peck Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70508
Leonard Kyle Lemoine, 1302 Greenbriar Road Lafayette, LA 70503
David Laborde, 505 Comanche Dr Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70503-6529
Phyllis Coleman Mouton, 200 Alameda Street Lafayette, LA 70501
Jerry Quintin Prejean, 102 Roswell Crossing Lafayette, LA 70508
Jady Henry Regard, 1618 Myrtle Place Lafayette, LA 70506
Jacob Roberie, 202 Ambergris Ln, Lafayette, LA 70508-8149
William Rucks, 107 Kings Walk, Lafayette, LA 70503
Rodney Luke Savoy, 312 Princeton Woods Loop Lafayette, LA 70508
John Paul MacFadyen Jr., 107 Silverbell Pkwy. Lafayette, LA 70508

Provide a summary of the project or program:
           This funding will be used for construction of infrastructure and additional parking areas within the property. This is a continuation of the 2009 House Bill 853 that allowed for the transfer of the "Horse Farm" property to Lafayette Consolidated Government from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Local funds are a combination of the $6,800,000 that LCG paid for the property with the $2,600,000 donated by the Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority (LPTFA). An additional $20,000,000 in funds towards project construction have been privately raised by Lafayette Central Park to date.

What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $0
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $6,500,000
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $0
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $0
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $0

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          Not Applicable

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          Lafayette Central Park is a 501c(3) non-profit organization created to oversee the planning, design, development, and long-term operation and maintenance of a landmark, regional park. It will serve a population of approximately 230,000 residents of Lafayette Parish and provide a regional open space and an additional tourism draw for the Acadiana region. The park will serve as a catalyst project in the implementation of Lafayette's Comprehensive Plan, and several pending community/master plans, including multi-modal transportation connectivity improvements, which are integral parts of the MPO’s long-term transportation and bikeway plans. It will also provide major educational and recreational opportunities, and create synergies in the coordination and implementation of the new
UL-Lafayette Campus Master Plan.

What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          Lafayette Central Park has been charged with creating an unprecedented public space in Lafayette that will improve our population’s access to greenspace. This has far-reaching implications on our City that will not only improve quality of life, but also serve as a catalyst project for economic development. It includes elements such as an amphitheater, gardens, tree houses, play ground, water feature, a Veteran's Memorial, a Farmer’s Market pavilion, a running and biking trail, walking paths, and native habitat restoration.

What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           10 years

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:

          What is the nature of the relationship?  N/A

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:

(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:

Contact Information
name:  J.P. MacFadyen 
                                       address:  2901 Johnston St, Suite 304, Lafayette LA 70503
                                       phone:  337-500-1177
                                       relationship to entity:  Executive Director