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Posted on: August 7, 2023


Baton Rouge, La. — August 7, 2023 — Baton Rouge’s City-Parish Planning Commission is continuing the 5-Year Update to FUTUREBR, the Comprehensive Master Plan for our city-parish. Building upon the foundations established by the Horizon Plan efforts of decades past, FUTUREBR is the general plan for land use and policies intended to guide and address both current and future needs. All community members are encouraged to participate in the second round of public comments for the plan update process. 

The first round of public workshops has been completed, and the Planning Commission Staff is updating FUTUREBR to include public input received. Three additional meetings will be held across the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish to present changes to the FUTUREBR Comprehensive Plan, addressing the first round of public comments. 

The FUTUREBR plan encapsulates a vision for the future of our community. As technology advances, populations shift, transportation needs change, and weather extremes become more frequent, FUTUREBR must be examined and revised to maintain its relevancy. This update cycle is the public’s opportunity to consider our current situation, become informed of national and global trends, and contribute to the conversation. Public participation is critical in creating, prioritizing, and refining the revisions and updates to the comprehensive plan. Ideas are vital to ensure that the goals, objectives, action items, and recommendations contained in FUTUREBR continue to reflect our community’s shared vision for our future. Find more information about the process at the FUTUREBR 5-Year Update landing page:

Below are the locations, dates, and times for the second round of public workshops. 

Main Library – Goodwood Branch Library
Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 5-7 p.m.
7711 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Jones Creek Branch Library
Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 5-7 p.m.
6222 Jones Creek Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Delmont Gardens Branch Library
Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 5-7 p.m.
3351 Lorraine Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70805

For more information on the FUTUREBR Update, visit or contact Jeffery Leuenberger, AICP, Long Range Planning Manager, at (225) 389-3144 or

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