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Office of the Planning Commission

1100 Laurel Street
Suite 104
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3144 Office
(225) 389-5342 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Frank M. Duke, FAICP
Planning Director

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Welcome to the
City-Parish Planning Commission

Mississippi River Levee

Our mission is to develop, maintain and implement a master plan for the harmonious development and growth of the Parish of East Baton Rouge that best promotes the health, safety, morals, order, convenience, prosperity and general welfare of the community.


The Planning Commission of the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana was established in 1949, as a part of one of the country’s earliest combined city and parish governing units. The City-Parish Planning Commission, a governmental agency is directed by state law and the Metropolitan Charter to guide the physical growth of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish with comprehensive planning and land use controls.

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Upcoming Events  

Planning Calendar 


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Wednesday, October 1st

Zoning Advisory Committee Meeting, 9:00 a.m., Planning Commission Conference Room, 1100 Laurel Street

Wednesday, October 1st

Special Planning Commission Meeting, 5:00 p.m., Planning Commission Conference Room, 1100 Laurel Street

Thursday, October 2nd

Application Deadline for November 2014 Planning and Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 15th                              

Metropolitan Council Zoning Meeting, 4:00 p.m., Council Chambers, Room 348 (Also shown on Cable Channel 21)

Monday, October 20th

Planning Commission Meeting, 5:00 p.m., Council Chambers, Room 348 (Also shown on Cable Channel 21)

Wednesday, October 22nd

Historic Preservation Commission Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Council Chambers, Room 348

For more information on the
Design Level Open House!

Draft Design Levels | Nicholson Corridor Plan | EBR-FIT Openhouse posters | EBR Complete Streets-Vision Policy

Funding for Farmers to Develop and Enhance Migratory Bird Habitat


The deadline for all land development applications is 10 a.m.

Please see the Planning & Zoning Schedule This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from for other deadline dates.

Please be advised that on May 16, 2012, the Metropolitan Council approved Ordinance 15310 This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from that requires all land development applications within the Zachary Community School District to be submitted to the Zachary Planning and Zoning Commission within five (5) days of submission of the plans to the East Baton Rouge Parish Planning and Zoning Commission

Based upon Ordinance 15310, the Zachary Planning and Zoning Commission has forty-five (45) days to provide us with a recommendation/comments. If you have  questions or require additional information, then please contact our office.