Planning and Zoning

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The Calcasieu Parish Zoning and Development Ordinance was adopted for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community.

Comprehensive Zoning was established in the early 1980's as a means of providing some consistency for residential, commercial and industrial land uses and other attributes that would later define our community and its future.

 The established Calcasieu Parish Zoning Districts, along with permitted land uses and lot requirements, can be found by clicking HERE.

Two Overlay Districts, the Nelson Street Overlay District and the Lake Street Overlay District, were established to create a more balanced mix of commercial and residential development within the Nelson Street and Lake Street corridors.

The Corridor Overlay District was established to improve aesthetic and visual character and promote orderly development and redevelopment on gateway corridors.

The Zoning application packet can be found here

The Recreational Park Standards Ordinance can be viewed here.

The boundaries of the above listed Zoning Districts are shown on an interactive map known as the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Map. Click on the image below to find specific zoning information for properties within the unincorporated areas of Calcasieu Parish.

                            GIS portal

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