Residents of St. Charles Parish will be able to help design the future of their parish as a master land use plan is rewritten in the weeks ahead. The original plan was drafted in 1991 to help guide parish leaders in making future land use and infrastructure decisions.
It makes sense to plan future development in advance so it all works together. The “parish of plenty” provides much beauty and opportunities for enjoyable living by its residents if we take advantage of them.
Our abundant wetlands divide our populated areas extensively so we can enjoy Mother Nature to the fullest. Our location on the greatest river in the world has given us opportunities for providing for our livelihoods. Having interstate and U. S. highways, numerous rail lines and a major airport on our border has enhanced our ability to communicate with the rest of the world.
Certainly, St. Charles has many advantages that other areas do not have. We should make the most of them.
Meetings have been scheduled for input by the public on the plan. They will be held as follows:
August 18 at Killona Fire Station from 11:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. and at Destrehan High School cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.
August 19 at St. Rose Library from 11:30 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. and Hahnville High School cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.
August 20 at Westbank Regional Library from noon to 2 p. m., Knights of Columbus Hall in Norco from 6:30 to 830 p. m. and at Des Allemands Fire Station No. 2 also from 6:30 to 8:30 p. m.
So plan now how you would like to see your parish develop in the future and contribute your thoughts at one of those meetings. You can help paint a pretty picture of our “parish of plenty.”