St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Comprehensive Land Use Plan: Public Meetings to Begin Monday

Comprehensive Land Use Plan: Public Meetings to Begin Monday

Monday, January 30, 2012

St. John the Baptist Parish in partnership with the University of New Orleans (UNO) Division of Planning invites the public to attend a series of public meetings throughout the Parish to discuss the fourth phase of the St. John the Baptist Parish Comprehensive Land Use Plan. These meetings will involve community image and map-based exercises designed to gauge the most important concerns of the community and utilize the findings to develop a plan for the future of St. John Parish. Residents, business owners, and community organizations are encouraged to attend the meetings and express their views. Topics of discussion at each meeting will include land use, transportation, hazard mitigation, housing, historic preservation, and resiliency.

 The Comprehensive Land Use Project is designed to identify future land use patterns that will promote safe, sustainable, and appealing development. It is funded through a Community Development Block Grant through the Louisiana Office of Community Development in the amount of $315,000 for Phase IV of the Land Use Plan and $174,326 for the Resiliency Project. “Community input is the key to a strong and sustainable community. Please join us and help create the vision for the future of St. John the Baptist Parish,” said Parish President Natalie Robottom.

Public Meeting Schedule
Mon., Jan. 30, 2012 Reserve Library 6:00 p.m.
Tues., Jan. 31, 2012 West Bank Community Center 6:00 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2012 Garyville Library 6:00 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 7, 2012 St. John Community Center - LaPlace 6:00 p.m.