St. Mary Parish

St. Mary Parish

With a focus of reducing the risk of damage from disasters and promoting high standards of development, the St. Mary Parish has developed a Unified Development Code. This new code incorporates Smart Growth principles and floodplain management to better prepare the parish, its communities, and landscapes for natural disasters as well as development pressures.

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Walker, LA

Walker, LA

In 2011, the City of Walker began its first master planning process, despite being an incorporated municipality since 1909. “Blueprint of a City” establishes priorities for the City of Walker based on the concerns of residents, businesses, civic groups, and public officials, developing a 20-year plan for sustainable and resilient growth.

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Scott, LA

Scott, LA

In 2011, the City of Scott began work on its first formal comprehensive plan, Scott 2032. The plan strives to make Scott more resilient to flooding risks, while also laying the groundwork for land use planning, economic development, historic preservation, and recreation and transportation improvements in the city.

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Church Point, LA

Church Point, LA

The people of Church Point value living in a safe and attractive community with a strong economic base. The Church Point Comprehensive Long-Range Resiliency Plan guides future development in the town through Smart Growth planning principals, zoning code updates, flood mitigation, and strategies for economic development and crime prevention.

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Leland, MI

Leland, MI

Residents and businesses in the Town of Leland, MI came together in 2007 to create the Fishtown Preservation Society (FPS), with the common goal of improving and enhancing the community through recommendations that were implemented into the town’s Master Plan. The main objective of FPS is to address the diminishing commercial fishing operations while retaining businesses that cater to seasonal visitors.

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