Stormwater Best Management Practices Program: Baton Rouge, LA

Client: East Baton Rouge City-Parish Planning Commission

Summary: In concert with revisions to the East Baton Rouge Parish Unified Development Code that included new Water Quality requirements, Dana Brown & Associates, Inc.* created a manual to guide the community development toward smart growth principles and sustainability with an emphasis on best management.

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Services:

  • Conducted research and identified the most reliable and efficient precedents for incorporating stormwater BMPs in order to acquire the best possible results
  • Collected and compiled stormwater data into a comprehensive and easy to follow best management practice stormwater manual for East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Wrote and edited all best management practice manual text and preparing all illustrations and graphics with the correct content and format
  • Designed and prepared a beautiful and informative BMP poster to accompany the manual
  • Conducted stormwater management workshops for developers, engineers, planners, architects, and landscape architects, as well as planning commissioners, city inspectors, and other city-parish agencies within the southern region
  • Manual was unanimously adopted by both the Planning Commission and Metro Council as part of the Unified Development Code

* formerly known as BROWN+DANOS landdesign, inc.

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