New Orleans City Planning Commission Extends Open Application Period For Amendments To The City's Master Plan
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) announced it has extended the open application period for amendments to the City’s Master Plan until August 31, 2016.
The Master Plan – formally titled “The Plan for the 21st Century: New Orleans 2030” – is the City’s long term planning framework for the core systems that shape New Orleans’ physical, social, environmental and economic future. The Master Plan reflects the values and priorities that emerged through a community participation process and is grounded in information assembled for the first time in one place, City reps said.
In 2010, the Master Plan was unanimously adopted by both the City Planning Commission and the City Council and was signed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. The previous version of the Master Plan was created with recovery from Hurricane Katrina in mind. Substantial changes have taken place in New Orleans since 2010, notably the shift in development focus from recovery to growth and resilience. At this time, the City is beginning the process to update this Master Plan by allowing residents to evaluate and make suggestions that will shape the City in the future.
The CPC encourages community members to use the additional time to work with stakeholders to propose Master Plan amendments.