New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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10.5 Permitted Residential Conversions in the Vieux Carré Districts

A.  In the Vieux Carré Districts, upon approval of the Vieux Carré Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustments, an existing structure with a floor area ratio that equals or exceeds three (3), may be converted to a multi-family dwelling provided that the minimum lot area is four hundred (400) square feet per dwelling unit.

B.  When a proposed conversion scheme provides verification that the exterior building envelope will not be increased, except for minor expansions necessary to allow compliance with applicable building codes, such as exterior stairwells or similar means of access, the following additional standards shall be met:

1.  The minimum dwelling unit size is eight-hundred (800) square feet.

2.  The minimum lot area is three-hundred forty (340) square feet per dwelling unit.