Commercial Site Plan Review

Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Pk. Blvd., Suite 802
Jefferson, LA 70123
Phone: (504) 736-6500

Approval from the Engineering Site Plan Review Section is required for all commercial driveway permits prior to the installation of any improvements in the Public right of way. Contact Edmond St. Romain at: or (504) 736-6397, Vincent Acosta at or (504) 349-5174, or the Department of Engineering at (504) 349-5173 or (504) 736-6500.

There are two permitting processes for commercial driveways approval:

  • Commercial Building Permits

    All new, or changes to existing commercial developments (as determined by the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement or Planning Department) will require Engineering Site Plan Review approval before the building permit may be issued by the Department of Inspection and Code Enforcement. The documents required for site and driveway review must be included in the documents required for commercial building permits. The approved site plans included with approved building permit plans, serve as the driveway permit.

    • CPZ Offsite improvements

      When a development located in a Commercial Parkway Overlay Zone (CPZ) does not trigger full compliance with the CPZ requirements as determined by the Planning Department, off-site improvements within the Parish right of way are required. These improvements include the following:

      1. Installation of tactile warning surfaces where the public sidewalk intersects either a driveway apron or street corner.
      2. Improvements or Repairs to the existing driveway aprons and sidewalks (If applicable).

      These improvements must be shown on approved site plans included in the documents for a building permit.


  • Commercial Parking lots

    All new parking lots and driveways not associated with building permits must be reviewed and approved by the Engineering Site Plan Review Section.


  • Additional Departments Review

    During the review process, approval from the departments listed below, when required, must be granted. The requirements from these departments may affect the layout of the proposed development.

    1. Engineering Utilities

      Contact Chanen Joseph at (504) 736-6824 or for information on drainage requirements.


    2. Traffic Engineering Division

      Contact Susan Treadway at (504) 736-6530 or for information on control of vehicular access to the development and circulation of vehicular traffic.


    3. Planning Department

      Contact the Planning Department at (504) 736-6320 or for information on compliance with zoning requirements.


    4. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (D.O.T.D.)

      Contact Danielle Valladares, Dist. 2 Permit Engineer at (504) 437-3190 or Danielle.Valladares@LA.GOV for more information on the D.O.T.D. driveway permitting process.


  • Forms and Documents

    1. Site Plan Review Requirement List

      This is the complete list of requirements for site plan review. The applicable items required depend upon the type of proposal


    2. Commercial Detail Handouts


    3. Driveway permit only application - [PDF - 1.5MB]


    4. Public Works Commercial Standard Details


    5. D.O.T.D. Commercial Driveway Application