How do we USE the Land Use Toolkit?
The Implementation Handbook is the user’s manual and step-by-step guide to the Louisiana Land Use Toolkit. The Handbook serves as the instruction manual for converting the Toolkit into a customized zoning code, subdivision code or development code that meets the specific needs of your community. The Handbook identifies what you need to get started and provides an idea of what to expect as you move through the process. The Handbook is the starting point and should be consulted before beginning the implementation process.
Click on the steps below to learn more about each phase of implementing the Land Use Toolkit.
If there is any single document that is essential to a successful Toolkit implementation, it is a comprehensive plan. Before you get started, it is important that a community-wide vision for future growth be in place.
As important as the specific rules in the Toolkit are, it is the mapping that ties the rules to the ground. The more accuracy and detail that exists in your mapping, the better positioned your community will be.
It is likely that you will need to make modifications to the standards in order to "right size" the Toolkit for your community. Before you begin customizing the Toolkit, contact the Center for Planning Excellence to help you through the process.
Adopting and administering a new set of land use and development regulations can be difficult. It will take a coordinated and comprehensive effort as you move forward with the implementation process.