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EBR Permitting gets a Refresh

By Advocacy, Technology

HBA invited members to hear first hand about navigating EBR permitting in 2022.

Ryan J. Hutchinson, My Government Online, presented on MGO Connect which adds ease to the step by step process of applying for a permit. A new website will be launched this year to mirror the ease of the mobile app. HBA will communicate updates to functions on the app and My Government Online.

MGO Connect Presentation

Rachael Lambert, EBR City-Parish Department of Development, continues to be a resource to HBA by making information easily accessible to builders and developers.

If you are interested in future MGO trainings, please contact Melissa Parmelee, Community and Government Relations.

Moratorium: AP Consultant Presentation

By Advocacy

Kendig Keast Presentation Document

On January 20, 2022, Kendig Keast Collaborative updated the Ascension Parish Council and Planning and Zoning Commission on progress since the September Update.

Watch on Ascension Parish You Tube Channel

Intermediate ULDC Update – Fences, Connectivity, Traffic (Council will have time to adopt prior to moratorium expiration)

Components of Preliminary Proposal:

  • New fence permit procedure
  • Revised preliminary plat procedure- Potential to have pre-preliminary plot step to create dialogue before the approval step.
  • New access and connectivity section (17-4032-B)
  • Revised Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) Requirements (New section 174060, currently Attachment A)

Next steps, Staff will review and give recommendations prior to going to the public.

Related to this post: Ascension Parish Planning And Zoning Vacancies

To learn more about the presentation and other industry issues, please contact Melissa Parmelee, Community and Government Relations.

Homeownership Postponed

By Housing
The share of adults planning a home purchase within 12 months has fallen for two consecutive quarters, going from 17% in the second quarter of 2021, to 16% and 15% in the third and fourth quarter of the year, respectively. The downward trend provides evidence that higher home prices and low housing availability (relative to demand) are leading some Americans… Read More ›

2021 U.S. Population Growth Lowest on Record

By Housing
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the of the United States increased by 393,000 to an estimated 332 million from the previous year. In 2021, the estimated population growth rate of 0.12 percent was the lowest since the Bureau began collecting this data beginning in 1900. Per Census estimates, slower population growth in 2021 was a result of decreasing fertility,… Read More ›