City Council Unanimously Approves Neighborhood Participation Program

At today’s (May 2, 2013) meeting, the City Council voted 7 to 0 to approve City Planning Commission’s Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) for land use actions. The NPP will provide early notice to nearby residents and neighborhood groups. It will also require meetings between applicant (the developer, business owner, or the City) and the nearby residents and neighborhoods. This is a significant step forward that will end “Planning by Surprise” in New Orleans.

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the NPP a reality: City Planning Commission, CPC staff, City Council, City Council staff, and all of the New Orleans residents and neighborhood who have called for and provided input into the Neighborhood Participation Program. You can find the approved NPP on the City Planning Commission website at this link:

If you have any questions about the NPP, please contact Nick Kindel at or (504) 267-4665. We look forward to continuing to work with the City Planning Commission staff to help ensure the successful implementation of the Neighborhood Participation Program!


One Response

  1. […] dipped my toes into the neighborhood mapping effort that needs to be completed on the heels of the City Council’s passage of a neighborhood participation plan. It feels like it takes years of Orleans Parish residency to […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: