Metropolitan Planning Commission

Notice of MPC Meetings during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

  • We will be holding our meetings "Virtually".
  • Recorded meetings will be made available on our YouTube Channel once they are uploaded. (Note: These will NOT be a Live Stream.)
  • A Public Question/Comment Form will be available through the following Link:
     
    MPC Question and Comment Form

    AND from our Drop Down Menu above.  This form will be Submitted/E-mailed to MPC for review and will be read/disclosed during the meeting.  You must fill out the entire form to be considered for discussion.  No foul language will be permitted and will be subject to being dismissed and/or stricken from record.

Please be patient as we all work together during this difficult time, as we will strive to allow all questions/comments to be addressed.  

Thank You,
MPC

Meetings


  • 2 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • Bossier City Hall
    City Council Chambers
    620 Benton Road
    Bossier City, LA 71111

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes
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Members

  • Travis Beaty (Police Jury)                          Phone:  318-949-2548
  • H. B. Brual (City)                             Phone:  318-505-4271                             
  •   James C. Fine                                              Phone:  318-573-9794
  • Dave Hadden, (Police Jury)
    Phone: 318-549-6790
  • Donnie McDaniel, (Police Jury)
    Phone: 318-742-7038
  • Mark Montgomery (City & Police Jury)         Phone:  318-746-2323
  • Art Schuldt (City)                                         Phone:  318-226-1404



Application Forms

The Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) is comprised of 7 appointed members who serve 6-year staggered terms. The City and Police Jury appoints 3 members each. A member is selected as a joint appointment by the 2 governing bodies. Members serve without compensation.

Responsibilities


Operating with a 7 person staff, the MPC Office processes over 500 Certificates of Occupancy, approves over 1,000 building permits and reviews over 250 MPC and Board of Adjustments (BOA) applications. In addition, the MPC staff is responsible for ensuring that zoning enforcement efforts are fair and consistent.

The MPC Office also reviews building permits for compliance to the Unified Development Code In addition, Certificates of Occupancy (C-O) are routed to permits and inspections and issued by the MPC Office. A C-O must be issued before new businesses can obtain an Occupational License from the City of Bossier Tax Department.

Applications for annexation, zoning changes, plat approval, plan unit development, temporary use, conditional use, special exception use and variances are available for printout on the Forms page.

Mission Statement


The Bossier City-Parish Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) was established by Act 189 of 1954 of the Louisiana Legislature and authorized by the City of Bossier City and Bossier Parish to provide for comprehensive planning and orderly development in the City of Bossier City and the unincorporated part of Bossier Parish lying within 5 miles of the City.

MPC's mission is to provide land use management, planning and development services to protect the rights of residents and businesses choosing to locate in Bossier; to ensure public safety, health and welfare; to establish standards which are clearly communicated and consistently enforced; to preserve and enhance property values; to provide a positive climate for growth; to enhance the quality of life of area residents; to provide a public forum for thorough examination of development-related impacts; and to serve as a catalyst for broad-based community, business and public sector involvement in the planning process.

Zoning Ordinance & Master Plan


The first Zoning Ordinance for Bossier was established in 1958. The MPC is currently operating under the Unified Development Code, Ordinance Number 126 of 2003 in the City of Bossier City and number 3908 of 2003 in Bossier Parish.

A Master Plan for the planning limits was last adopted in 2002. The new Bossier Comprehensive Land Use and Development Master Plan will serve as a guide for development for policy decisions relating to the physical growth and economic development of Bossier City and portions of the parish located in the MPC jurisdiction.