Community outreach and stakeholder involvement
Hundreds of interested residents and stakeholders from Jean Lafitte and its surrounding communities participated in a seven day charrette that was held in November of 2011. The extensive public input which formed the basis of the visualizations, plans, and recommendations found in Jean Lafitte Tomorrow are the result of the inclusive community process. "Designing in public," Jean Lafitte residents and stakeholders were offered the opportunity to give continual feedback on the plan concepts as they were developed. The best ideas in the plan came from the residents.