Regional Planning Commission

Parishes: Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany, St. Bernard & Plaquemines Parishes

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Building The Road To A Better Region

The Regional Planning Commission is committed to the people of south Louisiana. By focusing on the key aspects of sustainable growth in the region, we help maintain a healthy environment and streamline transportation, while driving economic development.

Environmental Impact

The Regional Planning Commission is committed to improving and protecting the environmental quality of the region.  Three main areas of our environmental focus are air quality, environmental contaminants, and flood risk mitigation.

Transportation Plans

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is the chief legal document reflecting the objectives, resources, fundamental planning process, and project implementation schedule for the region over the next 30 years.

Economic Development

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) requires the RPC to create and update a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) in coordination with parish economic development organizations and with input from a cross section of business, industry, and civic representatives.

Mayor Latoya Cantrell

Orleans Parish

New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties.

Jefferson Parish

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana is a diverse community sprawling the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain and ending sixty miles later on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Nestled next to our famous neighbor, New Orleans, Jefferson Parish offers a vibrant nightlife, as well as the quiet serenity of a nature walk.

President Cynthia Lee Sheng

President Michael Cooper

St. Tammany Parish

More than 200 years have passed since the establishment of St. Tammany Parish, but there were people here before that, and it bore other names. It has been part of Spain, France, England, Spain again, the Republic of West Florida — when it was known as St. Ferdinand and Union— the united States, the Confederate States of America and, finally, the United States of America again.

Plaquemines Parish

Plaquemines is Louisiana’s southernmost parish where the great Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico. The parish is a region of ecological wonder with its many waterways, fishing and hunting grounds. It is truly a Sportsman’s Paradise with some of the best commercial and sportsman fishing areas in the world.

President Keith Hinkley

President Louis Pomes

St. Bernard Parish

St. Bernard is just 5 miles from downtown New Orleans, yet its scenic beauty, cultural treasures and beautiful waterways will make you yearn to remain in its tranquil surroundings. Bountiful waterways such as Lake Borgne, the Mississippi River and Breton Sound make this a paradise for fishing, hunting or birdwatching.

District Projects:

New Orleans Regional Biosciences Initiative

The center of the New Orleans Region’s growing knowledge-based economy is a 2.4 square mile area in the heart of the downtown medical district where leading medical schools, universities, hospitals, and research institutions are working to advance bio-scientific knowledge for the benefit of all. Assets within this distinct geography include:

  • LSU Medical School
  • Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Charity School of Nursing
  • VA & LSU Hospitals (approved, under development)
  • Xavier University and School of Pharmacy
  • Delgado Community College/School of Nursing
  • New Orleans BioInnovation Center(approved, under development)
  • Cancer Research Center(approved, under development)
  • Revitalized Canal Street including: multimillion- dollar streetscape and facade improvements, shops, restaurants, extended streetcar line, and housing redevelopment ($17 million in public funds and $100 million in private funds committed investment under development)
  • City of New Orleans government offices, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans Arena, hundreds of businesses, and access to the CBD off the central I-10 corridor


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