New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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1.3 Intent

The objectives of this Ordinance are accomplished by establishing zoning districts, which regulate the location and use of structures, signs, water and land areas for agriculture, trade, industry, and residential use. These zoning districts also regulate, limit, or determine the height, bulk, and access to light and air of structures, the area of yards and other open spaces, the density of use, and the standards for site organization and layout. Zoning district regulations and the Official Zoning Map have been designed with reasonable consideration of, among other things, the character of the districts and their suitability for particular uses.