Thursday, October 8, 2009

City Planning Commission Special Public Hearings on the Plan for the 21st Century (Master Plan)


When: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4:30 – 9pm

Friday, Oct. 16, 4:30 – 9pm

Tuesday, OCT. 27, 3:30 – 5:30pm

Where: New Orleans City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido Street

On October 13, 16, and 27, the City Planning Commission will hold public hearings to take comments on the September 14, 2009 draft of the “Plan for the 21st Century,” commonly referred to as the Master Plan. Information obtained from these hearings will be used for the final version of the Plan, as directed by the City Planning Commission. The Oct. 13 and Oct. 16 public hearings shall begin at 4:30pm and conclude by 9:00pm. The Oct. 27 public hearing will commence at 3:30pm and conclude by 5:30pm. The hearings will be held in the City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido Street. Speakers will be limited to four minutes. The consultants will present a summary of the Master Plan at the beginning of the Oct. 13 and Oct. 16 hearings and respond to comments and questions at the end.

Written comments may be submitted to the CPC via mail at 1340 Poydras Street, #900, New Orleans 70112 – Attn: Master Plan. Comments may also be faxed to 658-7032 or e-mailed to Written comments must be received by Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 5pm. The Commission is expect to take action at its Nov. 10 meeting.

The Plan can be reviewed on the project website A list of locations throughout the city where a hard copy of the plan may be reviewed can be found on the website. For further information on the agenda or to request assistance to participate, contact the City Planning Commission Office at 504-658-7033 or TTY/Voice 568-4475. The meeting site is generally accessible to persons with disabilities. Upon request a sign language interpreter will be available to persons with hearing impairments.

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