Parish Comprehensive Plan, West Baton Rouge Parish

Partnership with Sasaki

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

West Baton Rouge Parish is growing. Rapid population shifts after hurricanes left the parish in need of a plan. Tipton Associates led a team, including specialty consultants Sasaki and PESI, to complete Plan West in a twelve-month timeframe.

A comprehensive public outreach and marketing campaign educated citizens, stakeholders, administration and elected officials. Subsequently, the team identified key issues and concerns: wetlands and floodplains, lack of sufficient transportation networks, agricultural preservation, and consensus on new developments. Major elements of the plan, dubbed “Plan West,” are community enhancement planning, economic development planning, land use planning, infrastructure planning, and implementation planning.

Read a feature on World Landscape Architecture about Plan West.

- 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

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

LocationWest Baton Rouge Parish

ClientWest Baton Rouge Parish

ServicesComprehensive Master Planning

Completion Date2011

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