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Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission Announces Public Presentation for Master Plan Update
07/01/2015
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The Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission, as part of their regularly scheduled quarterly open meeting to be held July 8, 2015, at 10:00 am at the Cottonport Camp at 1055 Old River Road in Mansura in Avoyelles Parish, will hear a presentation regarding the ongoing planning process for the transportation corridor.  The presentation is open to the general public and public comment is welcomed.  Persons planning to attend the presentation and Commission meeting are required to RSVP to Maria Bowen at (225) 924-2061 or at ztp@att.net.   The open presentation and Commission meeting will be followed by a private meeting of the Zachary Taylor Parkway Association,  an association of businesses along the Parkway corridor.

In January, the Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission engaged N-Y Associates of New Orleans and their partners Urban Systems and TMG Consulting to draft a Scenic Byways Master Plan, Traffic Study, and Economic Development Plan for the Parkway.  This is the Parkway’s first major planning effort in five years.  The Commission received State funding through the Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit to facilitate the project, which will be completed by October 2015. The Commission is engaging stakeholders and seeking public comment to ensure everyone in the ZTP region has a voice in the planning process.

Please submit any written comments to the Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission through August 30, 2015, to PO Box 14265, Baton Rouge, LA 70898 or ScenicZTP@gmail.com.

The Zachary Taylor Parkway extends approximately 210 miles, beginning at Interstate 49 near Alexandria and Pineville on the west, crossing Interstate 55 near Amite, and stretching all the way to Interstate 59 near Poplarville, MS.  It generally follows the route of present Louisiana Highways 1 and 10 and Mississippi Highway 26.  The Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission was created by the Louisiana Legislature in 1992 as a political subdivision of the State.  With equal representation from the parishes along the Parkway corridor, the Commission is authorized to handle various responsibilities in connection with the Zachary Taylor Parkway.

For more information, please contact Maria Bowen at (225) 924-2061 or ztp@att.net.   Additionally, visit the ZTP website at http://www.zacharytaylorparkway.com/, “Like” the ZTP Facebook page Along the Zachary Taylor Parkway, follow @ScenicZTP on Twitter, and sign up for the ZTP updates by emailing scenicztp@gmail.com.


 
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Announcement of Public Presentation for Master Plan Update
The Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission, as part of their regularly scheduled quarterly open meeting to be held July 8, 2015, at 10:00 am at the Cottonport Camp at 1055 Old River Road in Mansura in Avoyelles Parish, will hear a presentation regarding the ongoing planning process for the transportation corridor.
Zachary Taylor Parkway Beings Major Planning Effort
In response to the “RFP for Planning Consultant,” the Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission has engaged N-Y Associates and their partners TMG Consulting and Urban Systems to draft a Scenic Byways Master Plan, Traffic Study, and Economic Development Plan for the Parkway.
RFP for Planning Consultant
The Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission has issued a RFP seeking a professional planning consultant to evaluate and update its Master Plan and to develop a Corridor Management Plan. Information pertaining to the RFP (including a detailed timeline) can be found by downloading this file.