Lafreniere Plan

The Lafreniere Sub Area Plan is a planning initiative sponsored by Jefferson Parish District 4 Councilman Dominick lmpastato with support from the Jefferson Parish Planning Department and assembled by the consultant team of Digital Engineering, Asakura Robinson, and Peperone-Pitre. On November 6, 2019, the Parish Council adopted the Lafreniere Subarea Plan into Envision Jefferson 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

The plan outlined several policy recommendations, implementation strategies, and actions. A main focus of the plan is to evaluate the existing land use and zoning in the area, including signage, and recommend proposed changes.

Plan Update & Implementation 

Since May 2020, consultant N-Y Associates has been working on specific zoning changes to the areas surrounding Lafreniere Park. The firm has performed analysis on zoning, land use, and signage, and working with an appointed citizen Task Force, has prepared recommendations for implementation.

Planning Advisory Board Public Hearing

The proposed amendments will be considered at the Planning Advisory Board public hearing on June 24th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers (2nd Floor), Joseph S. Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Jefferson, Louisiana 70123. The Planning Advisory Board will vote on a recommendation to the Parish Council, who will take final action on the items. 

Below are the links to the staff reports that will be considered by the Planning Advisory Board. 

TXT-4-21      Amending the Lafreniere Sub Area Plan, a subplan of the Comprehensive Plan as authorized by Council Resolution No. 134658, adopted November 6, 2019. 

TXT-5-21      A text amendment of Chapter 33 Unified Development Code and Chapter 40 Zoning of the Code of Ordinances of the Parish of Jefferson; to create a new Town Center Mixed Use zoning district, and provide for related matters; as authorized by Council Resolution No. 134658 adopted November 6, 2019. 

EZ-11-21       Rezoning of certain lots in the Lafreniere Sub Area Plan area, bounded by the Soniat Canal, Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Judith Street, and West Napoleon Avenue; from the existing zoning districts to the most appropriate zoning or overlay district; and a Future Land Use Map change from the existing FLU to the most appropriate FLU category; in accordance with a zoning and land use study; as authorized by Council Resolution No.134658 adopted November 6, 2019. 

Tentative Timeline:

May 24th – Final Task Force Meeting

June 14th – Final staff reports and graphics posted to website

June 24th – Planning Advisory Board (PAB) Public Hearing

June 30th – Council Hearing

Previous Meetings & Presentations: 

You can view the previous task force meeting presentations below: 

Task Force Meeting #1 - August 27, 2020: View Presentation

Task Force Meeting #2 - October 15, 2020: View Presentation

Task Force Meeting #3 - December 4, 2020: View Presentation 

Task Force Meeting #4 - May 24, 2021: View Presentation 

In addition to the Task Force Meetings, a public hearing was held on January 19th via Zoom. 

Public Meeting- Tuesday, January 19, 2021: View Presentation 

View video of Public Meeting below: 

David Drive Improvement Information:

David Drive Feasibility Study

David Drive Road Bond Update