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More than 30 years ago, Baton Rouge set out to blaze new trails in changing the way the community was growing, changing and using its natural resources. City-Parish residents voted in 1988 to approve a mandate that would establish a comprehensive land use and development plan. The result was the Horizon Plan, a comprehensive land use and development plan that was formally adopted by the Planning Commission and Metropolitan Council in April 1992. The Horizon Plan served as a guide for making decisions about land use and development within the City-Parish for nearly 20 years. The hurricanes of 2005 exacerbated an influx of new residents and created additional development and service pressures on East Baton Rouge Parish. In 2008, the City-Parish commissioned a new comprehensive plan update called FUTUREBR, which was later adopted by the City-Parish in 2011.

Required 5-year updates are completed by the Office of the Planning Commission. The first update was completed in 2018 where a review of all the plan’s narrative, action items, and land use maps took place. This update was delayed due to widespread flooding throughout the City-Parish in August of 2016. In 2023, the Planning Commission will be completing the next 5-year update through a series of public hearings, community meetings, stakeholder interviews, and an analysis of the plan.

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  1. Jeffery Leuenberger, AICP

    Long Range Planning Manager