Resilient land use strategies
Over the next 20 years, in order to accommodate the projected population growth, new development will be necessary and will include a mix of housing, commercial and industrial uses. It is anticipated that this new development will occupy about 5,000 acres of land. Encouraging new development near and within existing communities and creating opportunities for new generations to live within the Parish is part of the vision for an economically sound and resilient future. In addition to the traditional large lot, single family development, Lafourche will need housing and commercial services for people who seek smaller, high-quality housing. These new homes will include options that are desirable both for both first-time job seekers and retirees.