Planning Commission

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History

Baton Rouge created its City Planning Commission in 1941 under the provisions of State Act No.204, written in 1926, and Section 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statues. In 1949, the City of Baton Rouge combined with the Parish of East Baton Rouge to become one of the United States' first consolidated city and parish governing units; hence the name City-Parish Planning Commission. 

purpose

The legislated role of the Planning Commission is "to make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the municipality and promote public interest in and understanding of a plan." With this charge, The Commission coordinates the implementation and updating of the Comprehensive Plan, FUTUREBR, and also develops zoning and subdivision regulations within the Unified Development Code

The Planning Commission makes recommendations to Metropolitan Council regarding ordinances, regulations, and land use requirements, applying its knowledge and experience to the planning and zoning matters they consider at monthly public hearings.

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PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS

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CONTACT

Chair, Rossie Washington, Jr.
Vice-Chair, Clifford Grout
Ulysses Addison
Andy Allen
Metro Council Representative, Chauna Banks
Jayme C. Ellender
Mayor-President Representative, Kelvin Hill
April Hawthorne
Todd L. Sterling

For general inquires please contact 225-389-3144.

A planner at our resource center will be happy to assist you.