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The Northshore Community Foundation has been busy building a better place and improving the quality of life for our neighbors, one community at a time – through Planning. We have been working with community leaders to anticipate and plan for the future of our region. Through civic leadership in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and St. Helena parishes, we are working with communities interested in fostering economic growth, creating safe and affordable housing, preserving nature and landscapes, and building communities that nearly 400,000 people call home.

Katrina has provided a chance for our region to create even more livable communities while taking care of the wilderness and green spaces that make our area unlike any other. But that is only the beginning of the rebirth of our region.  Through planning we will grow smarter and in ways that contribute to the community as a whole, returning life to the streets, and human interaction – community – back to the center of our lives. Sprawl is out. Good design, human design, timeless design, is in.

Our Planning projects include:

  • Amite City, Downtown Redevelopment Plan
  • City of Covington, West 30s Neighborhood Revitalization Plan
  • City of Hammond, Comprehensive Plan
  • St. Helena Parish, Comprehensive Plan
  • Community Land Trust, Model Plan
  • City of Mandeville, Old Mandeville Town Center Resiliency Plan
  • Tangipahoa Parish, Land Use Tool Kit Impementation Plan


For more information on any of these planning projects, please contact the Foundation at (985) 893-8757 or



ProjectSERVE is a voluntary service hour pilot program spear-headed by a local donor.  The purpose of the program is to promote a lifetime service ethic in young people, encouraging a broader sense of responsibility to society.  ProjectSERVE focuses on individuals 16 years and older, but encourages individuals of all ages to get involved in community service.  The pilot kick off is in conjunction with the start of the new 2009-2010 school year and recruitment has begun with both the students and the nonprofit organizations.