In 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Louisiana Office of Community Development – Disaster Recovery Unit funded the Community Resiliency Pilot Program (CRPP) for the development of 30 resilience projects around the state. These 30 resilience grants range from zoning ordinance updates to water management strategies, but central to all projects is the integration of resilience principles into community planning efforts.
As part of the CRPP, Iberville Parish is revising the parish’s development code and zoning ordinance as a continuation of the parish’s 2005 Master Plan and 2009 Land Use Plan. The parish expects to engage stakeholders in the process through community education and outreach, and it will provide development code implementation training.
Check back for more information on this project as the planning documents are finalized and made available.