Plaquemines Parish Comprehensive Master Plan

In association with Jacobs/JJG, HDCA is assisting with the development of a Comprehensive Master Plan for the Plaquemines Parish Government. Specifically, HDCA has been tasked with map development utilizing the Geographic Information System(GIS), master planning of drainage, water, and sewer utilities, and assistance with public outreach and involvement meetings.

PLAN BASICS

Plaquemines Parish plays an important role in the regional economy, providing vital connections between mainland Louisiana, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf of Mexico. The same environmental attributes that help the Parish thrive also put it at high risk of natural disasters. Intelligent planning and land management decisions will help minimize the impacts of potential storms and strengthen the area`s economy and quality of life. The Comprehensive Master Plan will provide the vision and overall framework for the Parish`s recovery, renewal, and strengthening.

PROJECT GOALS

The Comprehensive Master Plan will accomplish many importance objectives. The following are some of the key goals of the Plan:

- Develop a plan that is comprehensive, strategic, and implementation-focused and is based on solid technical analysis and community input.

- Assist with continued recovery efforts from recent hurricanes.

- Help the Parish justify and acquire additional state and federal funding.

- Build community support and ownership in the Master Plan.