At the urging of Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa, the Department of Planning and Development has crafted a set of standards that will apply to all subdivision development and construction.

“Ascension Parish has never before had our own set of specifications,” said Matassa. “This will standardize and plainly lay out the requirements for all to see and understand.”

Matassa said that a team consisting of Planning personnel and the Parish’s engineering review agent CSRS collaborated to write the standards. The team reviewed the standards in use in other parishes and state agencies and solicited input from developers and engineers, while also considering the Parish’s needs and concerns.

The standards will provide comprehensive standards for drainage, roads, and utilities, as well as all other regulations as required by ordinance.

After a public hearing and debate, the subdivision standards were approved by the Planning Commission at their May meeting. It will be considered for adoption by the full Council at the June 1 meeting.

“These standards will provide a comprehensive path forward for development in Ascension Parish,” added Matassa.

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