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Madisonville hires CPEX for town vision, downtown plan

The Advocate

June 14, 2018 

"At the end of the meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Brad Haddox, who presided in the absence of Mayor Jean Pelloat, asked for volunteers to serve on a strategic planning advisory committee. The committee will work with consultants from the Baton-Rouge based Center for Planning Excellence, which has been contracted to help the town develop a vision and plan for the downtown area."

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Baton Rouge's Mark Drennan gives award to St. Francisville Area Foundation

The Advocate

May 23, 2018

"The foundation in St. Francisville was created to protect, restore and enhance the natural beauty, cultural charm and quality of life in West Feliciana Parish. Last year, it engaged the Center for Planning Excellence and Urban Design Associates to create a master plan for several undeveloped sites with views of the Mississippi River. It bought one of the sites from a private owner and the West Feliciana Parish school system and will soon embark on a process to identify a developer to implement the plan."

 

 

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East Baton Rouge needs better roads for pedestrians, bicyclists and bus riders, group says

The Advocate

April 21, 2018

"The Sustainable Transportation Action Committee performed a pilot study last year that looked at options for nondrivers in Mid-City. Now, with the lessons from that work, they've released a map detailing bus ridership, access to public facilities from public transportation and places with high instances of bicycle and pedestrian crashes."

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CPEX Awarded $1M to Help Rebuild Louisiana Communities 

Baton Rouge Organization Leads Effort to Reduce Flood Risk to Infrastructure, Communities in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE (April 9, 2018) – The Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) has been awarded over $1M in philanthropic and federal grants to help reduce flood risks to communities in coastal Louisiana and the capital city region. The award indicates an increasing awareness of environmental changes and the impact of coastal loss on our communities. With this funding, CPEX will lead the effort to build resilience to flood risks and minimize the destructive impact of storm surge, heavy rains and flooding throughout the entire state and region. 

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