One City One Future Comprehensive Plan

Monroe, LA

Applied Expertise

  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Public Involvement
  • Policy Planning
  • Waterfronts
  • Economic Development
  • Urban Design
  • Zoning


The City of Monroe, population 54,000, is a commercial and educational hub of north east Louisiana. The community realized that a Comprehensive Plan was needed to provide a concise blueprint for revitalization and long-term growth. The Plan promotes economic revitalization and focuses on the preparation of long- range policy to guide the community’s direction and achieve stability and economic expansion in the future. Projects and a plan for development are outlined in a specific approach that capitalizes on two of the community’s most underutilized assets, its historic downtown and beautiful waterfront. The plan outlines a strategy for economic vitality to enhance the community’s assets, potentials and its Southern charm.


2009 Outstanding Planning Award for a Comprehensive Plan from the Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association

2009 Distinguished Leadership Award for an Elected Official Hon. James E. Mayo, Mayor City of Monroe Louisiana, from the Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association

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