Monroe zoning map hearing scheduled - KNOE 8 News; KNOE-TV; KNOE.com |

Monroe zoning map hearing scheduled

Posted: Updated:

MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe officials have announced a public hearing to be held at 5:15pm, Monday, May 20th, in the Monroe City Hall, City Council Chamber at 400 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway.

This hearing is part of the process in the new Comprehensive Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance for the City of Monroe. The purpose of the public hearing is for the Planning Commission to review the proposed zoning map and recommend approval or denial by the Monroe City Council. The public's input and comments are welcomed and invited.

Chris Fisher, AICP, City of Monroe Planning and Urban Development Director, says "Updating our Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance and Zoning Map is a giant step in coordinating growth in the City of Monroe and addressing various planning procedures that will put the City into the 21st Century. There is so much going for the City that we need to position the City for the changes and still be a livable City that is proactive to growth."

Joanne C. Poret, AICP, City of Monroe Planning and Zoning Director, points out that "The City of Monroe needs an ordinance that is up to date and that meets the needs of a 21st Century community. This public hearing gives the public the opportunity to participate in this process by giving their input and asking questions."

PROJECT SUMMARY:
The City of Monroe's Zoning Ordinance is fifty (50) years old. An ordinance this old creates more problems than it solves. Whether disaster or development related, it is hard to put forth efforts that will promote smart growth, reduce damages from natural disasters or to promote the health and public safety of the community when the ordinance does not reflect the current trends, terms and methods to deal with them.

The City of Monroe adopted a Comprehensive Plan in November, 2008. The Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance is one of the tools used in implementing the action items within the comprehensive plan. This is the next step in that process.

The physical scope of the zoning ordinance will be the municipal boundaries of the City of Monroe. Areas outside of the City's jurisdiction may be addressed as they pertain to potential future residential, commercial and transportation growth opportunities and challenges.

Projected/Actual Start and Completion Dates: March, 2011-June, 2013

Projected Cost: $299, 920.00 (includes Comp Plan update).

Funding Source(s): Comprehensive Resiliency Program, State of Louisiana, Division of Administration, Office of Community Development, Disaster Relief Unit.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Ten African American Officers quit Monroe Police Union

    Ten African American Officers quit Monroe Police Union

    Thursday, August 21 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:47:32 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Three weeks ago the police union overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes. But Thursday, ten African American Monroe officers have voted "no confidence" in the union and they have pulled their memberships.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Three weeks ago the police union overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in Monroe Police Chief Quentin Holmes. But Thursday, ten African American Monroe officers have voted "no confidence" in the union and they have pulled their memberships.
  • 18-wheeler fire halts I-20 traffic

    18-wheeler fire halts I-20 traffic

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:39:48 GMT
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News) - Mississippi State Police are reporting an accident on I-20 between Vicksburg and Jackson involving two 18-wheelers. The crash has brought traffic to a standstill in all directions.
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (KNOE 8 News) - Mississippi State Police are reporting an accident on I-20 between Vicksburg and Jackson involving two 18-wheelers. The crash has brought traffic to a standstill in all directions.
  • New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

    New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:07:39 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
  • Monroe grocery store workers plead guilty to SNAP fraud

    Monroe grocery store workers plead guilty to SNAP fraud

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:24:37 GMT
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News US Attorney's Office) - Three Monroe grocery store workers pleaded guilty this week for their roles in a scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items.
    MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News US Attorney's Office) - Three Monroe grocery store workers pleaded guilty this week for their roles in a scheme to exchange SNAP and WIC benefits to customers for cash and ineligible items.
  • Mother of Mo'Ne Davis is Proud Parent

    Mother of Mo'Ne Davis is Proud Parent

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:20:34 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- "Wonderful." Lakeisha McLean, Mo'ne Davis' mom, is nearly speechless.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS)- "Wonderful." Lakeisha McLean, Mo'ne Davis' mom, is nearly speechless.
  • Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants

    Louisiana Tech researchers use 3D printers to create custom medical implants

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:11:30 GMT
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE Louisiana Tech University)– A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
    RUSTON, La. (KNOE Louisiana Tech University)– A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic compounds for targeted drug delivery.
  • Low-Cost Vaccination Day for the 71202 Zip Code

    Low-Cost Vaccination Day for the 71202 Zip Code

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:32:12 GMT
    North East, La. (KNOE PAWS of NE Louisiana)- To residents of the 71202 area code, could you be breaking the law by not having pets vaccinated and wearing a current ID tag?
    North East, La. (KNOE PAWS of NE Louisiana)- To residents of the 71202 area code, could you be breaking the law by not having pets vaccinated and wearing a current ID tag?
  • Gucci Mane sentenced to federal prison for firearms charge

    Gucci Mane sentenced to federal prison for firearms charge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:10:27 GMT
    Atlanta, Ga. (CNN)- Rapper Gucci Mane is headed to prison. He was sentenced Wednesday in Atlanta to three years and three months in federal prison on firearm charges.
    Atlanta, Ga. (CNN)- Rapper Gucci Mane is headed to prison. He was sentenced Wednesday in Atlanta to three years and three months in federal prison on firearm charges.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KNOE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.