St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper announced the start of the multi-phased process to update the current comprehensive development plan, one of the key initiatives of his administration, to achieve resilient, sustainable guidelines for future growth in St. Tammany. The current plan was adopted in 1999.
Citizens and interested parties will be made aware of upcoming opportunities for public input, expected to begin in the late fall of 2020. The multi-phased process will address numerous factors and rely heavily on public engagement and public input. The process is designed to address several key elements including: land use, transportation, housing, stormwater impact, flooding, impacts of development on natural resources, and the affordability and sustainability of future developments. In addition to public input, the plan will also be informed by a 21-member Steering Committee comprised of seven appointed members by St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper, and 14 members (one appointee each) appointed by the St. Tammany Parish Council.
The entire process to finalize a draft of the plan for a public hearing, and final presentation of a draft for adoption to all Parish governing bodies, is expected to be complete in late 2021 to early 2022.