New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
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10.2.B Use Restrictions
10.2.B.1 Existing Hotel Uses in the Vieux Carré Districts
Existing hotels in the VCC-2, VCE, and VCS Districts containing more than thirty (30) rooms may provide live entertainment subject to applicable ordinances relative to licensing procedures. All entertainment shall be within an enclosed structure.
10.2.B.2 Adult Use Restrictions in the Vieux Carré Districts
Adult uses are prohibited in the area bounded by Ursuline, Barracks, Decatur, and North Peters Streets.
10.2.B.3 VCS and VCS-1 District Floor Area Limitation
In the VCS and VCS-1 Districts, a wholesale goods establishment is limited to twenty-five thousand (25,000) square feet of floor area.
10.2.B.4 Personal Service Establishments in the VCE District
In the VCE District, massage establishments are prohibited.
10.2.B.5 HMC-1 District Floor Area Limitation
In the HMC-1 District, the floor area of commercial uses is limited as follows:
a. Commercial uses are permitted uses up to three thousand (3,000) square feet of gross floor area, unless conditional use approval is required per Table 10-1.
b. Conditional use approval is required for any commercial use of three thousand (3,000) to five thousand (5,000) square feet of total floor area.
c. Any commercial use over five thousand (5,000) square feet of total floor area is prohibited. This applies only to new construction as of the effective date of this Ordinance. The establishment of a commercial use within an existing structure that as of the effective date of this Ordinance has more than five thousand (5,000) square feet of gross floor area requires conditional use approval.
10.2.B.6 HMC-2 District Floor Area Limitation
In the HMC-2 District, any non-residential use of more than ten thousand (10,000) square feet of gross floor area is a conditional use.
10.2.B.7 HMC-2 District Live Entertainment Limitation
In the HMC-2 District, a live performance venue and/or live entertainment – secondary use and/or outdoor live entertainment - secondary use is limited to one (1) per blockface.
Adopted by Ord 29157 MCS, 9-15-22, ZD030/22
10.2.B.8 T-shirt Shops in the Vieux Carré Districts
In any Vieux Carré District, T-shirt shops are prohibited.
10.2.B.9 Cigar Bar in the VCC-2 District
In the VCC-2 District, cigar bars shall close by 9:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, or by 11:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
10.2.B.10 Breweries in the HMC-2 and HM-MU Districts
In the HMC-2 and HM-MU Districts, only breweries and distilleries that produce fewer than 12,500 barrels per year are considered permitted uses.
Adopted by Ord. 28696 MCS, 6-3-21, ZD 16/21