Center For Planning Excellence - History - Neighborhood-scale Planning

Neighborhood-scale Planning

CPEX grew from the 1998 initiative called Plan Baton Rouge. Plan Baton Rouge began as a program to oversee and implement a master plan for redeveloping downtown Baton Rouge. The downtown plan demonstrated the benefits of applying Smart Growth principles and leveraging public investment to catalyze new private investment. In 2005, in partnership with a new Hope VI development, Plan Baton Rouge completed a neighborhood plan for Old South Baton Rouge, a historic but disinvested community located between downtown and Louisiana State University. The plan focuses on revitalizing existing housing and businesses and integrating mixed-income housing and multi-use development to the area. CPEX continues to oversee implementation of both efforts.

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