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Planning represents the process of regulating the built environment to provide a community with better choices of where and how people live.
The Unified Development Code is the combination of development regulations including the zoning and subdivision regulations, sign and floodplain regulations, historic preservation provisions, and the administrative and hearings procedures required for approvals.
The Planning Commission is a nine-member board that advises elected officials on growth and development issues for the parish.
Planning Commission meetings are held in Council Chambers, Room 348 of City Hall (formerly the Governmental Building) at:
222 St. Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
The Planning Commission staff posts the property with a sign 15 days prior to the Planning Commission stating the meeting date, time, and address. The proposal is also advertised in the local paper. Property owners in the area are notified through regular mail service.