St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

St. John Parish Announces Historic Preservation Meetings

St. John Parish Announces Historic Preservation Meetings

Thursday, April 27, 2017

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – St. John the Baptist Parish Officials will host two community meetings to present the findings of the Historic Preservation Study Committee to residents and business owners. The study committee, formed by resolution of the Parish Council in September of 2016, has worked in partnership with the Parish Planning and Zoning Department and a team of graduate students from the University of New Orleans over the last nine months to identify historic areas of St. John Parish and propose recommendations for their revitalization.

The meetings will be held at the following locations:


Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 5:30 p.m.

Leon C. Godchaux School Cafeteria

1600 Highway 44, Reserve


Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:30 p.m.

Edgard Courthouse

2393 LA-18, Edgard, LA 70049

Attendees of the meetings can expect a brief presentation regarding strategies proposed to preserve historic structures and promote economic activity within historic districts. Representatives from the Study Committee, Parish, and University of New Orleans will be available for questions and comments. After collecting input from residents and business owners, the Planning and Zoning Department will present findings to the Planning and Zoning Commission for a formal recommendation to the Parish Council.

For more information on the meetings or proposed revitalization strategies, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 985-951-5565.