Friday, May 16, 2008

Growth coming to Shreveport? the MPC has a plan for growth that needs citizen input; downtown meeting Wed, May 21, 5:30 pm

Thora Blvd, Shreveport
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Shreveport, poised on the edge of more-than-average growth, is eyeballing the future instead of pretending it won't happen. The Metropolitan Planning Commission has developed a 25-page plan for the coming years.

Now it needs citizens' input.

The meeting at 5:30 pm on Wed, May 21, is a public hearing, the first of three, on the master plan. It will be held at Govt Plaza, 1st floor, 505 Travis St.

If you cannot attend, you may write down your ideas and concerns and send them to Charles Kirkland, 505 Travis St, Spt 71101. Kirkland is at 318-673-6474.

Among the issues -
Water quality
Drainage-fix, repair, and improve areas that are in desperate need
Film Industry
Traffic Corridors-enforce the law.
Environmental Issues-litter-debris in water drains
Rogue development
School zones
City Map- zone regulation

Among the opportunities -
Tree initiative
Bike initiative
Historical initiative - let's protect
Green Space-planting and maintaining city owned property
Enhance Parks

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