Who Are We?

The MPC provides design guidance, reviews zoning and subdivision applications, and shapes public policy related to growth and development. We are committed to proactive, community-based planning founded on public participation, and to the building of livable, sustainable communities. Our mission statement.

Our Current Planning Division coordinates the City’s development review process. They responsible for the review and processing of zoning requests, subdivision and platting issues, zoning variances, special exceptions, development code amendments, notification for public hearings, and are the custodian of the official zoning map.  

In facilitating this multifaceted process, staff provides project guidance and review services to the development community, coordinates the work of various City review agencies, ensures outreach to interested citizens, and provides staff support to the MPC Board. In sum, the Current Planning Division is responsible for managing procedures that implement all current zoning ordinances, policies and visions relating to land development.

Our Long-Range Planning Division assists the community in evaluating trends and developing innovative plans in anticipation of changes that may affect the future of the City. This work includes updating the primary long-range planning document for the city, the Comprehensive Plan, and developing sub-area or neighborhood plans.  In addition, the Long-Range Planning Division manages and prepares technical studies that augment and enhance the Comprehensive Plan and neighborhood plans. Recent examples of supporting technical studies include the Housing Rental Needs Analysis and the Economic Opportunities Analysis.

The Long Range Planning Division is also responsible for creating implementing ordinances based on the recommendations described in adopted city plans and technical reports. Land-use ordinances are intended to influence where and how things are built and where and how land is preserved. The tangible outcome of the regulations is the shaping of the built and natural environment within the city limits – the buildings, parks, city streets, public spaces, etc.

How the Development Process works?

What each Zoning District allows?

Our online property maps provide information on zoning and land use, and our what your zoning allows page explains zoning classifications.

We’re located on the fourth floor of the Government Plaza Building at 505 Travis Street . Map & Directions.

Our office is open 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, closed daily between 12:00-1:00 PM for lunch.  Our postal/shipping & delivery address:

Shreveport | Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission
505 Travis Street, Suite 440
Shreveport, LA 71101

The MPC general office number: (318) 673-6480

Staff Directory by name and service provided.