the republic logo

Scott City Council considers new regulations spelling out what can be built where


SCOTT, Louisiana — The Scott City Council is set to consider new regulations next month that, for the first time in Scott, would spell out what can be built where.

The move is in line with a trend seen throughout Lafayette Parish.

In the past five years, new zoning laws or land-use codes have been implemented in Carencro, Broussard, Youngsville and the rural areas of the parish — all of which had little or no regulation on development.

The Advocate reports ( ) the proposed regulations in Scott have been under discussion for more than a year and were approved last week by the city's Planning Commission, which sent them along to the City Council for final approval.

"It's to preserve the existing character but also to encourage quality development," said Pat Logan, who oversees planning for Scott.

Logan said some developments, such as new mobile home parks and dirt pits, would be banned outright, and the city would be sectioned into different areas, each with special regulations on development — rural residential, urban residential, urban commercial, urban center, industrial.

In areas classified as suburban residential, for example, a single-family home would be fine, but an automobile dealership is out.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.