2004 GROWTH CENTER PLANNING
2003 GROWTH CENTER PLANNING |
2005 GROWTH CENTER PLANNING
2006 GROWTH CENTER PLANNING |
2007 GROWTH CENTER PLANNING
What is a Growth Center?
Growth Centers are areas of concentrated activity
such as retail, office, public facilities, a range of residential
development, cultural and recreational activities linked with a
variety of transportation choices such as vehicular, bicycle, and
pedestrian. There are two types of Growth Centers.
Include regional shopping centers, institutions, higher density office
and residential complexes, medical centers, and other major activities
serving both the City Parish and adjacent parishes.
Community Growth Centers
Include community shopping centers, office and residential complexes,
public and recreational facilities and similar activities serving
Growth Centers were adopted with the Horizon Plan in 1992. Specific
boundaries for the Growth Centers were delineated in 1997 after a
series of public meetings around the parish.
There are 29 Growth Centers designated throughout the Parish, 23
Community and 6 Regional. We are beginning the Growth Center Community
Planning Process in the southern part of the parish with Growth Center
1, and moving north through the parish addressing each Growth Center
in numerical order. The Planning Commission staff will visit 5-6
Growth Centers each year from 2003-2007.
What is Growth Center Community Planning?
Read about Growth Center Community Planning in the May issue of
What Happens at Growth Center Community Planning Meetings?
Growth Center Community Planning Meetings give
residents, patrons, and property owners an opportunity to participate
in community planning for their growth center. Elements studied in
each growth center are transportation, land use, environmental
features, and design. Topics for discussion at the meetings focus on
possible design guidelines for, bicycle, pedestrian and transit
facilities, landscape improvements, and future construction in growth
Questions From Growth
What do Urban Design Guidelines Look Like?
|If design guidelines
for landscape improvements, pedestrian amenities, lighting, and
signs were in place, this intersection would look very
Below are two visual examples of how Urban Design Guidelines might
address the needs of Growth Center Communities.
for sidewalks, landscape improvements, and signs would make this
corridor a much safer and more pleasant place to walk.
If design guidelines for landscape improvements, pedestrian amenities,
lighting, and signs were in place, this intersection would look very
Design guidelines for sidewalks, landscape improvements, and signs
would make this corridor a much safer and more pleasant place to walk.
Urban Design District Fact Sheet
How Can I Get Involved in Growth Center
After the Growth Center Community Planning Meeting, contact the
Metropolitan Council Representative for the Growth Center.
Metropolitan Council members will work with Planning Commission staff
and local community leaders to appoint members to a Growth Center
Community Planning Committee. While subcommittees may be formed to
discuss certain issues or areas, it is recommended that the Growth
Center Community Planning Committee should consist of no more than 15
Growth Center Community Planning Committee Composition
It is suggested that the committee include representatives from the
representatives from area civic or neighborhood associations;
representatives from the Growth Center business community;
Two (2) representatives
from the real estate/development community;
Two (2) representatives
from the design field (architecture, landscape architecture,
One (1) representative
from the field of engineering (civil or transportation);
One (1) Metropolitan
Council member or representative;
One (1) Planning
Director as ex officio member
The Planning Commission and representatives of the
Department of Public Works will be invited to participate.
Growth Center Community Design Committee Process
After defining the purpose of the Urban Design
Overlay District (UDOD), the committee works together to establish
boundaries, requirements, and incentives for the UDOD. The committee
then works with the Planning Commission staff to write the boundaries,
requirements, and incentives into an Urban Design Overlay to present
to the Planning Commission and Metropolitan Council. Committee members
advocate passage of the UDOD through public education and support.
The Growth Center Community Design Committee is
encouraged to hold its own public meetings regarding proposed Urban
Design Districts. In addition to any meetings held by the committee,
Public Hearings on the proposed Urban Design Districts will be held by
both the Planning Commission and the Metropolitan Council.
2003 GROWTH CENTER COMMUNITY PLANNING
Includes the intersections Lee Drive with Highland Road and Burbank
Growth Center 2
Includes the intersections of Gardere with Burbank Drive and GSRI
Growth Center 3
Includes the intersection of Perkins Road with Seigen Lane and YMCA
Growth Center 4
Includes the intersection of Perkins Road with Bluebonnet Boulevard.
Growth Center 5
Includes the intersection of Interstate 10 with Siegen Lane.
2004 GROWTH CENTER COMMUNITY PLANNING
Includes the intersection of Interstate 10 and Bluebonnet Boulevard.
Includes the intersections of Perkins Road with Essen Lane and Staring
Growth Center 8
Growth Center 8 is located in Planning Districts 13 and 8 immediately north of the Louisiana State University campus and includes the intersections of Highland Road with Chimes Street, State Street and West Roosevelt
Growth Center 9 is located in
Planning Districts 9 and 13. Growth Center 9 includes the intersections of Perkins Road with Acadian Thruway and Christian Street, and the intersections of Acadian Thruway with Interstate 10 and Bawell Street.
Includes the intersections of College Drive with Jefferson Highway,
Corporate Boulevard, and Dawson’s Creek
Includes the intersection of Jefferson Highway with Old Hammond
Highway and Interstate 12
2005 GROWTH CENTER COMMUNITY PLANNING
Growth Center 12
Includes the intersection of Coursey Boulevard and Jones Creek Road.
Growth Center 13
Includes the intersection of Airline Highway and Old Hammond Highway.
Includes the intersection of Interstate 12 and O’Neal Lane. The City-Parish Planning Commission has scheduled a public meeting for Tuesday, May 10, 2005, 6 p.m.
The Downtown Development District
Includes Florida Boulevard, North Boulevard, and Government Street
immediately East of Interstate 110
Includes the intersection of Acadian Thruway with Florida Boulevard
and Government Street
2006 GROWTH CENTER COMMUNITY PLANNING
Includes the intersection of Florida Boulevard with Lobdell Avenue
Includes the intersection of Airline Highway with Florida Boulevard
Includes the intersection of Florida Boulevard with Sherwood Forest
Includes the intersections of Choctaw Drive with Florida Boulevard and
Old Hammond Highway
Includes the intersection of Airline Highway with Greenwell Springs
2007 Growth Center Community Planning
Includes the intersection of Greenwell Springs Road with Sherwood
Includes the intersection of Greenwell Springs with Sullivan Road
Includes the intersection of Plank Road with Evangeline Street
Includes the intersection of Airline Highway with Greenwell Street
Includes the intersection of Samuels Road with Baker Highway
Includes the Greater Baton Rouge Airport District
Includes the intersections of Hooper Road with Joor and Sullivan Roads