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1100 Laurel Street
Suite 104
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3144 Office
(225) 389-5342 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Frank M. Duke, FAICP
Planning Director

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Welcome to the
City-Parish Planning Commission

The Planning Commission Office will be closed Friday, December 19th, 12 noon - 5 p.m. for staff teambuilding exercises. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, December 22nd.

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The mission of the East Baton Rouge Parish Planning Commission is to be a driving force supporting the development and implementation of the comprehensive plan, providing guidance for growth, development, and restoration, while recognizing the importance of maintaining healthy, diversified neighborhoods, encouraging increased access to economic opportunity, and enhancing the quality of life for all residents of East Baton Rouge Parish.

The Planning Commission of the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana was established in 1949, as a part of one of the country’s earliest combined city and parish governing units. The City-Parish Planning Commission, a governmental agency is directed by state law and the Metropolitan Charter to guide the physical growth of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish with comprehensive planning and land use controls.

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Upcoming Events  

Planning Calendar 

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Thursday, November 27th

City-Parish Holiday

Friday, November 28th

City-Parish Holiday

Wednesday, December 3rd

Metropolitan Council Zoning Meeting, 4:00 p.m., Council Chambers, Room 348, (Cable Channel 21)

Thursday, December 4th

Application Deadline for January 2015 Planning and Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, 10:00 a.m.

Monday, December 15th

Planning Commission Meeting, 5:00 p.m., Council Chambers, Room 348, (Cable Channel 21)

Wednesday, December 17th

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Planning Commission Conference Room, 1100 Laurel Street

Thursday, December 25th

City-Parish Holiday

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The deadline for all land development applications is 10 a.m.  

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Please be advised that on May 16, 2012, the Metropolitan Council approved Ordinance 15310 This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from that requires all land development applications within the Zachary Community School District to be submitted to the Zachary Planning and Zoning Commission within five (5) days of submission of the plans to the East Baton Rouge Parish Planning and Zoning Commission

Based upon Ordinance 15310, the Zachary Planning and Zoning Commission has forty-five (45) days to provide us with a recommendation/comments. If you have  questions or require additional information, then please contact our office.