Planning and Zoning

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The Calcasieu Parish Zoning and Development Ordinance was adopted for the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community. The unincorporated area of Calcasieu Parish is divided into the following types of zoning districts (click on each district to read the minimum development requirements):

A-1:  Agricultural District

R-1:  Single Family Residential District

R-2: Mixed Residential District

R-M: Multi-Family Residential District

R-MHP:  Manufactured Home Park District

R-RVP:  Recreational Vehicle Park District

C-1:  Light Commercial District

C-2:  General Commercial District

C-3:  Central Business Commercial District

I-1:  Light Industrial District

I-2:  Heavy Industrial District

I-2R: Heavy Industrial District (Restricted)

I-3  Hazardous Industrial District

Two overlay districts, Nelson Street Overlay District and Lake Street Overlay District, were established to create a more balanced mix of commercial and residential development within the Nelson Street and Lake Street corridors.

The Corridor Overlay District was established to improve aesthetic and visual character and promote orderly development and redevelopment on gateway corridors.

The Zoning application packet can be found here

The Recreational Park Standards Ordinance can be viewed here.

The boundaries of the above listed Zoning Districts are shown on an interactive map known as the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Map. Click on the image below to find specific zoning information for properties within the unincorporated areas of Calcasieu Parish.

                            GIS portal

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