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Horizon Plan

City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge

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HORIZON PLAN

The Horizon Plan is the 20-year Comprehensive Land Use and Development Plan for the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge. The plan acts as a blueprint for the future by serving as a guide for officials making decisions about land use and development within the City-Parish. The Horizon Plan's primary emphasis is to identify major issues that will influence future growth, to decide the actions necessary to address these issues, and to propose specific strategies that will help the City-Parish target its resources in the most efficient manner.

Horizon Plan Closeout Report This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com


HORIZON PLAN ORIGINAL ELEMENTS

The Original Horizon Plan Elements were adopted by Metro Council on April 1, 1992. Updated Elements may be found under each of the Horizon Five Year Updates. The most current Action Items may be found under the most recent Year-End Evaluation and Appraisal Report.

Land Use This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Transportation This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Wastewater, Solid Waste, and Drainage This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Conservation and Environmental Resources This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Recreation and Open Space This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Housing This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Public Services, Public Buildings and Health and Human Services This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com


HORIZON PLAN FIVE YEAR UPDATES


The Five-Year Update Process serves as a guide that allows the City-Parish to evaluate its progress in addressing and monitoring growth and development trends, as well as identifying and targeting new and continuing issues within the City-Parish. The most recent five-year update is the Five Year Update, completed in 2007.

The Horizon Plan is a dynamic process. The goals, objectives and policies will be impacted by demographic, economic and social changes. Therefore, it is imperative to establish an ongoing systematic review and amendment process.

The Horizon Plan identifies the need for two types of review including Plan amendments and major, five-year updates of the Plan. The purpose of Plan amendments is to consider relatively minor revisions such as land use changes on a regular basis, and to ensure that the Plan is consistent with the Plan of Government. The purpose for conducting Plan updates is that future population growth and land development make it necessary to update the data upon which the Plan is based and to make responsive changes to the contents of the Plan.

Horizon Five Year Update Final Plan Update 2007 This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Horizon Ten Year Update Final Plan Update 2002 This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Horizon Five Year Update Final Plan Update 1997 This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com


HORIZON FIVE YEAR UPDATE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Executive Summary of the Horizon Plan Five Year
 Update was completed in March 2008 and is available for download.

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Horizon Plan Update Public Meeting Presentation This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com


HORIZON PLAN EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL REPORTS (EAR)

Two types of Evaluation and Appraisal Reports (EAR) are produced on an annual basis. The Annual Mid-Year EAR includes an implementation program update, identifies Action Items for the current year and is used to assist the annual budget preparation process by Lead Agencies. The Annual Year-End EAR updates the Planning Commission and Metropolitan Council at the end of the year regarding Plan implementation progress and accomplishments, as well as, outlining the work program for the next year. These reports serve as an assessment to determine the effectiveness of the Plan and for improving the implementation process. These reports also assist in the preparation of proposed amendments to the Plan.

Horizon Plan 2011 Lead Agency Meeting Presentation  This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Horizon Plan 2011 Year-End Evaluation and Appraisal Report This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Horizon Plan 2010 Year-End Evaluation and Appraisal Report This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com

Horizon Plan 2010 Mid-Year Evaluation and Appraisal Report This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from www.adobe.com