St. Charles Parish redesigned from public safety to housing

Staff Report
April 04, 2007 at 1:46 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Louisiana Speaks has helped guide many plans in the works specifically to make St. Charles safer and help it develop including:

Economic and Workforce Development

- Protect the port and refinery resources.

- Retain buildable land while enhancing levee infrastructure.

- Implement projects and plans previously identified in local, state and federal governments.

- Adopt a land use plan that facilitates safe long-term growth and development by initiating, coordinating and integrating strategies for business retention, expansion and new business development as well as attracting tourists.

Flood Protection and Coastal Restoration

- Provide or improve hurricane protection for St. Charles Parish

- Maintain and expand wetland protection measures.

- Enhance coastal restoration program.

- Work regionally on coastal restoration projects which protect St. Charles, but which are located in Jefferson, Lafourche and Plaquemines parishes.

Public Safety

- Implement new regional emergency communication system.

- Develop an integrated strategy and facility to coordinate pre-storm, during storm, and post-storm protection.

Public Health and Healthcare

- Plans for recovery and growth should recognize the special needs of the senior, disabled and lower-income residents of the parish

Transportation & Infrastructure

- Develop transportation systems that assure the protection and efficient movement of the people and their assets concurrent with the population growth of the region.

- Improve water and wastewater facilities to accommodate increased demand from evacuees and anticipated growth.

Housing & Community Redevelopment

- Plan for sustainable land use while protecting the quality of life for all residents of St. Charles Parish.

- Preserve the many treasures that are culturally and historically significant to the region.

- Site and build homes and businesses to meet standards appropriate for hurricane and flood-prone areas.

- Growth should provide for a variety of housing types and styles keeping in mind the needs of special populations.

Source: Louisiana Speaks

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