Administrative Division

The Administration Division oversees the overall duties of the Planning Commission, including preparing and managing the departmental budget, payroll, personnel and the day-to-day management of the department.

The work includes:

  • Coordinating efforts with Planning Commissioners
  • Coordinating work programs
  • Representing the Planning Commission before the public and community groups
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Text amendments to the Unified Development Code
  • Website updates

Current Division

The Current Planning Division regulates rezoning and reviews development proposals for consistency with the Unified Development Code. They are responsible for presenting the applications at public hearings before the Planning Commission and Metropolitan Council.

They also provide professional assistance to the public for the development of land throughout East Baton Rouge Parish.

The work includes processing:

  • Rezonings
  • Planned Unit Developments
  • Traditional Neighborhood Developments
  • Conditional Use Permits

Long Range Planning Division

The Long Range Planning Division is responsible for the coordination and implementation of FUTUREBR, the 20-year comprehensive land use plan for the City and Parish.

The Long Range Planning Division also administers the Brownfields Program, Enterprise Zone Program, Restoration Tax Abatement Program, Historic Preservation Commission, and Complete Streets Citizens' Advisory Committee.

The work includes processing:

  • Comprehensive Plan Amendments
  • Certificates of Appropriateness 
  • Demolition or Relocation of Historic Buildings in the Downtown Development District
  • Local Landmark/District Designations
  • Enterprise Zones Applications
  • Tax Abatement Program Applications

Site Plan and Plat Division

The Site Plan and Plat Division processes applications regarding the division of land and site plan review of large (30,000+ sf) developments.

Divisions of property may include large subdivisions, small divisions of family land, combinations or exchanges of property between adjoining property owners. Site Plan review can include developments requiring substantial alterations to existing buildings, the planning of a project which may impact the surrounding property owners due to infrastructure improvements, or projects within an overlay district.

The work includes processing:

  • Site Plans
  • Subdivision Applications
  • Exchange of Property/Combination of Lots Applications
  • Revocations
  • Street Name Changes

For general inquires please contact 225-389-3144.

A planner at our Resource Center will be happy to assist you.