Parish Comprehensive Plan, West Baton Rouge Parish

Partnership with Sasaki

Parishwide master plan including land use, community enhancement, and infrastructure

Tipton Associates was retained by West Baton Rouge Parish to complete their comprehensive plan in a twelve month timeframe including 3 district plans within the overall parish plan. The parish was experiencing growth in both the residential and commercial markets due to shifts in population following Louisiana hurricanes. Tipton Associates led the team, including specialty consultants Sasaki and PESI, through a comprehensive public outreach and marketing campaign to educate and engage citizens, stakeholders, administration and elected officials. Major elements of the plan included community enhancement planning, economic development planning, land use planning, infrastructure planning, and implementation planning. Key issues identified at the onset included wetlands and floodplains, lack of sufficient transportation networks, agricultural preservation, and consensus on new developments.

From a government and policy perspective, we are extremely pleased with the final product. The consulting team managed many public and committee meetings on the way to adoption of plan WEST. The total amount of time to complete the plan document was one year and everything was done within budget and with ample public participation. The plan itself identifies over seventy (70) action items for us to move forward with as we enter into the implementation phase.

— Riley L. Berthelot, Jr. Parish President

Location

West Baton Rouge Parish

Client

West Baton Rouge Parish

Services

Comprehensive Master Planning

Completion Date

2011

Recognition

  • ALSA Louisiana 2012 Planning Honor Award
  • Featured in World Landscape Architecture Website May 16, 2012

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