New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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11.3.A.1 General Regulations

Table 11-2A: Bulk and Yard Regulations establishes bulk and yard regulations for the Historic Urban Neighborhood Districts, less and except the HU-RD1 zoned properties in the area known as the Garden District Historic District. The boundaries of the Garden District Historic District are roughly Magazine Street, Josephine Street, Carondelet Street and Delachaise Street, excluding parcels facing along St. Charles Avenue except at the intersection with Jackson Avenue. (Highlighted letters in Table 11-2A indicate where those bulk and yard regulations are illustrated on the accompanying site diagram.)

Table 11-2B: Bulk and Yard Regulations establishes bulk and yard regulations for the HU-RD1 zoned properties in the area known as the Garden District Historic District. The boundaries of the Garden District Historic District are roughly Magazine Street, Josephine Street, Carondelet Street and Delachaise Street, excluding parcels facing along St. Charles Avenue except at the intersection with Jackson Avenue. (Highlighted letters in Table 11-2B indicate where those bulk and yard regulations are illustrated on the accompanying site diagram.)

Table 11-2A: Residential Districts Bulk & Yard Regulations
Table 11-2A: Residential Districts Bulk & Yard Regulations

BULK & YARD REGULATIONS

DISTRICTS

HU-RS

HU-RD1

HU-RD2

HU-RM1

HU-RM2

BULK REGULATIONS

 

MINIMUM

LOT AREA

Residential:

5,000sf/du

Non-Residential:

10,000sf

SF:

 2,250sf/du

2F:

 2,200sf/du

MF:

2,000sf/du

Small MF Affordable: None

Non-Residential: 10,000sf

SF:

2,250sf/du

2F:

1,800sf/du

Townhouse: 2,000sf/du

MF:

2,000sf/du

Small MF Affordable: None

Non-Residential: 10,000sf

SF:

3,000sf/du

2F:

1,700sf/du

MF:

 1,250sf/du

Small MF Affordable: None

Townhouse:

2,000sf/du

Non-Residential:

10,000sf

SF:

3,000sf/du

2F:

1,700sf/du

MF:

800sf/du

Small MF Affordable: None

Townhouse:

1,800sf/du

Non-Residential:

10,000sf

A

MINIMUM

LOT WIDTH

50’

SF: 30’

2F: 40’

MF: 40'

Non-Residential: 50’

SF, 2F, & MF: 30’

Townhouse:

18’ per du

Non-Residential: 50’

SF: 30’

2F: 40’

MF: 40’

Townhouse:

18’ per du

Non-Residential: 50’

SF: 30’

2F: 40’

MF: 50’

Townhouse:

18’ per du

Non-Residential: 50’

 

MINIMUM

LOT DEPTH

90’

90’

90’

90’

90’

B

MAXIMUM

BUILDING HEIGHT

35’

35’

35’

SF & 2F: 35’

Townhouse: 40’ & no more than 3 stories

MF & Non-Residential: 40’ & no more than 3 stories

SF & 2F: 35’

Townhouse: 40’ & no more than 3 stories

MF: 48’ & no more than 4 stories

Non-Residential: 45’

  MINIMUM PERMEABLE OPEN SPACE 30% of lot area 30% of lot area 30% of lot area 30% of lot area 30% of lot area
  MINIMUM OPEN SPACE None Townhouse or Multi-Family: 120sf/du Townhouse or Multi-Family: 120sf/du Townhouse or Multi-Family: 120sf/du Townhouse or Multi-Family: 120sf/du

 

MAXIMUM IMPERVIOUS SURFACE IN FRONT YARD

40%

40%

40%

40%

40%

 

MAXIMUM IMPERVIOUS SURFACE IN CORNER

SIDE YARD

40%

40%

40%

40%

40%

 

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ATTACHED TOWNHOUSE UNITS

 

 

6

6

6

MINIMUM YARD REQUIREMENTS

C

FRONT YARD

See Section 11.3.A.2

See Section 11.3.A.2

See Section 11.3.A.2

See Section 11.3.A.2

See Section 11.3.A.2

D

INTERIOR

SIDE YARD

10% of lot width or 3’, whichever is greater

SF & 2F: 3’

MF: 3'

Non-Residential: 5’

SF & 2F: 3’

MF: 3'

Townhouse:

2-Story: 3’

Over 2-Story: 10’

Non-Residential: 5’

SF, 2F & MF – 3-4 Unit: 3’

Townhouse:

2-Story: 3’

Over 2-Story: 10’

MF – 5+ Unit: 10’

Non-Residential: 5’

SF, 2F & MF – 3-4 Unit: 3’

Townhouse:

2-Story: 3’

Over 2-Story: 10’

MF – 5+ Unit: 10’

Non-Residential: 5’

E

CORNER

SIDE YARD

Residential: See Section 11.3.A.3

Non-Residential: 10’

SF & 2F: See Section 11.3.A.3

Non-Residential: 10’

SF & 2F: See Section 11.3.A.3

Townhouse:

2-Story: 3’

Over 2-Story: 10’

Non-Residential: 10’

SF & 2F: See Section 11.3.A.3

Townhouse:

2-Story: 3’

Over 2-Story: 10’

MF – 3-4 Unit: 10% of lot width but a minimum of 3’

MF – 5+ Unit, & Non-Residential: 10’

SF & 2F: See Section 11.3.A.3

Townhouse:

2-Story: 3’

Over 2-Story: 10’

MF – 3-4 Unit: 10% of lot width but a minimum of 3’

MF – 5+ Unit, & Non-Residential: 10’

F

REAR YARD

20% of lot depth or 20’, whichever is less

20% of lot depth or 15’, whichever is less

20% of lot depth or 15’, whichever is less

SF & 2F: 20% of lot depth or 15’, whichever is less

Townhouse, MF & Non-Residential: 20’

20’

Table 11-2B: Garden District Historic District HU-RD1 Bulk and Yard Regulations
Table 11-2B: Garden District Historic District HU-RD1 Bulk and Yard Regulations

BULK REGULATIONS

 

Single-Family

Two-Family

Small MF Affordable

Non-Residential

 

Minimum Lot Area (Sq. Feet)

4,400

2,500

None

20,000

A

Minimum Lot Width (Feet)

40

50

50

100

 

Minimum Lot Depth (Feet)

90

90

90

100

B

Maximum Building Height (Feet)

40

40

40

40

  Minimum Permeable Open Space

By lot width

40' or less: 30% of lot area

Greater than 40': 40% of lot area

By lot width

40' or less: 30% of lot area

Greater than 40': 40% of lot area

By lot width 

40' or less: 30% of lot area

Greater than 40': 40% of lot area

By lot width

40' or less: 30% of lot area

Greater than 40': 40% of lot area

 

Maximum Impervious Surface in Front Yard

30%

30%

30%

30%

 

Maximum Impervious Surface in Corner Side Yard

30%

30%

30%

30%

YARD REQUIREMENTS

C

Maximum Front Yard (Feet) – See Section 11.3.A.2

20

20

20

20

D

Minimum Interior Side Yard (Feet)

3

3

3

10

E

Minimum Corner Side Yard (Feet) – See Section 11.3.A.3

4

4

4

10

F

Minimum Depth of Rear Yard (Feet)

18

18

18

20

Table 11-3: The Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Sub-District (MIZ) regulations establish mandatory inclusionary unit thresholds, set aside requirements, and Area Medium Income (AMI) levels and is required for any development that contains residential development of 10 or more dwelling units, including rental and homeownership dwelling units. Affordable Housing Units shall be in accordance with the standards outlined in the table below. All other bulk and yard regulations for the sub-districts are subject to the corresponding non-inclusionary zoning base district regulations.

Table 11-3: Historic Urban Residential Inclusionary Zoning

Sub-District Regulations1

Zoning Sub-District

Minimum Lot Area Requirement

Affordable Housing Unit Threshold

Set Aside Requirement %

Area Medium Income (AMI) Rental Units (%)

Area Medium Income AMI Homeownership (%)

HU-RD1-IZ

NA2

10

5

60

60

HU-RD2-IZ

NA2

10

5

60

60

HU-RM1-IZ

800 sf/du

10

5

60

60

HU-RM2-IZ

800 sf/du

10

5

60

60

    TABLE 11-3 FOOTNOTES

1The terms for the Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Sub-Districts in this section are outlined in Article 28.

2The minimum lot area requirement for properties in this district is established through the Established Two-Family or Multi-Family regulations as defined in Article 20.3.W.

 

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Ord. No. 26,726, §1, December 7, 2015, Zoning Docket 081/15;j Ord 28178, 9-5-19, ZD 49/19; Ord. No. 28,911, §3, January 6, 2022, Zoning Docket 084/21