New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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11.1 Purpose Statements

11.1.A Purpose of the HU-RS Single-Family Residential District   

The HU-RS Single-Family Residential District is intended to provide for the traditional, pre-World War II single-family residential development. These areas are urban single-family neighborhoods of higher density and smaller setbacks than seen in the post-World War II areas of the City. Limited non-residential uses such as places of worship, historic neighborhood commercial establishments, and recreational facilities that are compatible with surrounding residential neighborhoods may be allowed.

11.1.B Purpose of the HU-RD1 Two-Family Residential District   

The HU-RD1 Two-Family Residential District is intended to provide for the creation and maintenance of urban neighborhoods consisting of compact residential areas having a mix of housing types. The district accommodates two-family developments on smaller lots in older, more densely populated sections of the City. Limited non-residential uses such as places of worship, historic neighborhood commercial establishments, and recreational facilities that are compatible with surrounding residential neighborhoods may be allowed.

11.1.C Purpose of the HU-RD2 Two-Family Residential District   

The HU-RD2 Two-Family Residential District is intended to provide for two-family development on smaller lots in older, densely populated urban sections of the City mixed with detached single-family dwellings. Limited non-residential uses such as places of worship, historic neighborhood commercial establishments, and recreational facilities that are compatible with surrounding residential neighborhoods may be allowed.

11.1.D Purpose of the HU-RM1 Multi-Family Residential District   

The HU-RM1 Multi-Family Residential District is intended to provide for low to medium residential densities appropriate for a variety of housing types such as single-family, two-family, townhouse and lower density multi-family dwellings. The district is intended to maintain a primarily residential environment with a variety of lower density dwelling types therefore the building height is limited to three stories. Limited non-residential uses such as places of worship, historic neighborhood commercial establishments, and recreational facilities that are compatible with surrounding residential neighborhoods may be allowed.

11.1.E Purpose of the HU-RM2 Multi-Family Residential District   

The HU-RM2 Multi-Family Residential District is intended to provide for moderate density low-rise multi-family development of up to four stories as well as townhouse developments. This district may serve as a transition zone between single- and two-family neighborhoods and adjacent higher intensity land uses. Limited non-residential uses such as places of worship, historic neighborhood commercial establishments, and recreational facilities that are compatible with surrounding residential neighborhoods may be allowed.