Village of Folsom Draft

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Village of Folsom Draft

Economic DevelopmentFolsom’s economic development strategiesshould coordinate with regional and parish-wideassets and opportunities, should work toincrease the quality and quantity of localemployment opportunities, and should improvethe business climate. This plan should help tofacilitate the way forward for Folsom; to providea road map of where the community is, where itwould like to go, and how to get there; and toensure that Folsom continues to be a good placeto live and work.Regional Growth and CooperationFolsom will pursue a regional growth strategythat focuses on collaborating with parish, state,regional, and federal authorities and governingbodies to support smart growth practicesconnected to infrastructure and services thatpreserve the community character and qualityof life for current and future residents of Folsomand the surrounding areas.A. FUTURE LAND USE PLANThe Village of Folsom Future Land Use Classifications and Map willprovide a general framework to guide future land use anddevelopment decisions in Folsom and the surrounding areas.Additionally, the land use classifications and map will provide astarting point for recommending updates and changes to thecomprehensive zoning ordinance.Goal: The Future Land Use Plan supports the vision ofFolsom as a community that is an attractive place to live,visit, work, raise a family, and retire by identifying anddesignating future land uses that will meet theresidential, commercial, business, and recreational needsof the community over the next 20 years.The formulation of the Future Land Use Classifications and Map isthe result of a process that considered and built on many of thefollowing inputs:- St. Tammany Parish Land Use Classifications;- Fieldwork and surveys of existing conditions;- Current and projected future demographic data;- Projected future infrastructure and transportation needs;- Comments received from the public during the planningprocess;- Comments received from Village officials;- Comments and suggestions from the Technical AdvisoryCommittee; and- Current Folsom Zoning Classifications.Village of Folsom, LADRAFT Comprehensive Master Plan – 11.7.2010 Draft33

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