Kenner will host the second of five town hall meetings tonight in Rivertown to discuss the city’s proposed updates to its Unified Development Code.

The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at Driftwood Park Country Club at 94 Gelpi Ave., where residents can share their opinions on zoning matters. Administration members, elected city officials and University of New Orleans’ Planning Division staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Kenner’s current comprehensive zoning ordinance was adopted in 1978 and has been revised more than 130 times over the years, Kenner Planning Director Jay Hebert said in a news release.

The goal of the new ordinance is to streamline the zoning process and address land uses that may not have existed in the 1970s, Hebert said.

After the current round of town hall meetings, which ends on July 28, the Planning Department will incorporate those changes into the code, and host two public meetings to review it before it goes to the City Council for approval.

Councilman Gregory Carroll urged residents to attend one of the meetings, even if it is held outside of their neighborhood.

“I really feel confident that by the time the council is ready to consider a new code, we will have gotten plenty of input from the public,” Carroll said.

For more information, contact the Kenner Planning Department at (504) 468-7280.

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