New Public Safety Substation Planned for East Houma- Updated
Thursday November 05, 2020 06:35 am
Department of Planning and Zoning
Recovery Assistance and Mitigation Planning
New Public Safety Substation Planned for East Houma
The Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government was awarded Community Development Block Grant funding as a result of the damage caused by hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Since that time, the Parish has implemented 27 projects in partnership with the Office of Community Development at the state level and the Department of Housing and Urban Development at the federal level. The budgets needed for funding for some projects included in the original Terrebonne Parish Gustav/Ike Disaster Recovery Plan have changed. The Suzie Canal, Ward 7 Levee and Department of Public Work facility projects have been completed, each under budget, and the Buyout Program has a small budget underrun and program income from the sale of properties.
With the funding remaining, the Parish is pursuing an Eastside Public Safety Substation to better serve the Parish, and particularly low to moderate income communities. This project was not included in the original Recovery Plan. Prior to submitting an application to the Office of Community Development (OCD) for, the Parish is holding a Public Hearing to answer any questions and take input from the community.
Houma Police Department is seeking a substation on the east side of the Parish to ensure consistent and equitable service throughout the City of Houma. The location proposed for 835 East Street will service low to moderate income areas that have historically been subject to crime in and around the neighborhoods.
The structure will be a modular unit constructed by experts in the field of public safety facilities, and built elevated above the estimated flood risk. This critical facility will serve as an office and temporary holding facility as well as a forum for community education. The substation is proposing to erect a facility with an adequate parking lot, security, handicap access, and generator back up power.