New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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12.2 Uses

12.2.A Permitted and Conditional Uses   

Only those uses of land listed under Table 12-1: Permitted and Conditional Uses as permitted uses or conditional uses are allowed within the Historic Urban Neighborhood Districts. A “P” indicates that a use is permitted within that zoning district. A “C” indicates that a use is a conditional use in that zoning district and would require a conditional use approval as required in Section 4.3 (Conditional Use). No letter (i.e., a blank space) or the absence of the use from the table indicates that use is not permitted within that zoning district.

Table 12-1: Permitted and Conditional

USE1

DISTRICTS

USE STANDARDS

HU-B1A

HU-B1

HU-MU

RESIDENTIAL USE

Bed and Breakfast – Accessory

P

P

P

Section 20.3.I

Bed and Breakfast – Principal

P

P

P

Section 20.3.I

Day Care Home, Adult or Child – Small

P

P

P

Section 20.3.T

Day Care Home, Adult or Child – Large

 

P

P

Section 20.3.T

Dwelling, Above the Ground Floor

P

P

P

 

Dwelling, Single-Family

P

P

P

 

Dwelling, Two-Family

P

P

P

Section 20.3.Y

Dwelling, Townhouse

 

 

P

Section 20.3.X

Dwelling, Multi-Family

 

 

P

 

Dwelling, Established Multi-Family

P,C8

P,C8

 

Section 20.3.W

Group Home, Small

P

P

P

Section 20.3.GG

Group Home, Large

P2

P2

P

Section 20.3.GG

Group Home, Congregate

 

 

C

Section 20.3.GG

Permanent Supportive Housing

P2

P2

P

Section 20.3.PP

Residential Care Facility

P

P

P

Section 20.3.YY

Short Term Rental, Commercial C P P Section 20.3.LLL

COMMERCIAL USE

Amusement Facility, Indoor

 

P

P

Section 20.3.E

Animal Hospital

 

P

P

 

Art Gallery

P

P

P

 

Arts Studio

P

P

P

 

Bar

 

 

C

Section 20.3.G

Catering Kitchen

P

P

P

 

Day Care Center, Adult or Child – Small

P

P

P

Section 20.3.S

Day Care Center, Adult or Child – Large

 

P

P

Section 20.3.S

Day Care Center, Adult or Child - Commercial

 

P

P

Section 20.3.S

Drive-Through Facility

 

 

C3

Section 20.3.V

Financial Institution

P

P

P

 

Funeral Homes

 

C

C

 

Gas Station

 

C

C

Section 20.3.EE

Health Club

 

P

P

 

Hostel

 

 

C

 

Hotel/Motel

 

 

C

 

Live Entertainment – Secondary Use

 

 

C

Section 20.3.JJ

Medical/Dental Clinic

C

P

P

 

Micro-Brewery

 

 

P

 

Micro-Distillery

 

 

P

 

Motor Vehicle Dealership, Small     C  

Office

P

P

P

 

Personal Service Establishment

P

P

P

 

Pet Day Care Service

P

P

P

Section 20.3.QQ

Public Market

 

P

P

Section 20.3.TT

Recording Studio

 

 

P

 

Reception Facility

 

C

C

Section 20.3.WW

Restaurant, Carry-Out

C

P

P

Section 20.3.ZZ

Restaurant, Fast Food

 

C

C

Section 20.3.ZZ

Restaurant, Specialty

P

P

P

Section 20.3.ZZ

Restaurant, Standard

P

P

P

Section 20.3.ZZ

Retail Goods Establishment

P

P

P

 

Retail Sales of Packaged Alcoholic Beverages

 

C4

C

 

INDUSTRIAL USE

Brewery

 

 

P7

 

Food Processing

 

 

C

 

Manufacturing, Artisan

 

 

P

 

Mardi Gras Den

 

 

C

 

Mini-Warehouse

 

 

C

 

Warehouse

 

 

C

 

INSTITUTIONAL USE        

Community Center

C

P

P

 

Convent and Monastery

 

P

P

 

Cultural Facility

C

C

C

Section 20.3.R

Educational Facility, Primary

 

P

P

Section 20.3.Z

Educational Facility, Secondary

 

P

P

Section 20.3.Z

Educational Facility, Vocational

 

P

P

Section 20.3.Z

Government Offices

P

P

P

 

Place of Worship

 

P

P

 

Public Works and Safety Facility

 

 

C

 

Social Club or Lodge

P

P

P

Section 20.3.CCC

OPEN SPACE USE

Agriculture – No Livestock

P

P

P

Section 20.3.C

Agriculture – With Livestock

C

C

C

Section 20.3.C

Parks and Playgrounds

P

P

P

 

Stormwater Management (Principal Use)

C

C

C

Section 23.12

OTHER

Parking Lot (Principal Use)

 

C

C

Section 20.3.OO

Parking Structure (Principal Use)

 

C

C

Section 20.3.OO

Public Transit Wait Station

C

C

C

Section 21.6.BB

Utilities

 

P5

P5

Section 20.3.GGG

Wireless Telecommunications Antenna & Facility

C,P6

C,P6

C,P6

Section 20.3.JJJ

Wireless Telecommunications Tower & Facility

C

C

C

Section 20.3.JJJ

TABLE 12-1 FOOTNOTES

1 The terms in this column (“Use”) are defined in Article 26.

Subject to the use restrictions in Section 12.2.B.2.

Subject to the use restrictions in Section 12.2.B.3.

Subject to the use restrictions in Section 12.2.B.4. 

Electrical Utility Substations and Transmission Lines shall be subject to design review as per Article 4, Section 4.5.B.5 and Table 4.2

Only wireless telecommunications antennas that comply with the stealth design standards of Section 20.3.JJJ are considered permitted uses.

Subject to the use restrictions in Section 12.2.B.5.

Established Multi-Family Dwellings that comply with Section 20.3.W.1 are permitted uses while those that comply with Section 20.3.W.2 are conditional uses.

Adopted by Jan. 20, 2017, Ord. 27,262 MCS, §1, Zoning Docket 114-16; Ord. No. 27,209, §1, Dec. 7, 2016, Zoning Docket 61/16; Ord. No. 27,375, §3, April 28, 2017, Zoning Docket 118/16; Ord. No. 27,338, §3, March 31, 2017, Zoning Docket 121/16

12.2.B Use Restrictions   

12.2.B.1 Commercial Use Floor Area Limitation   

1.   Commercial Use Floor Area Limitation

In the Historic Urban Neighborhood Districts, the floor area of commercial uses is limited as follows:

a.   Commercial uses are permitted uses up to five thousand (5,000) square feet of total floor area, unless conditional use approval is required per Table 12-1.

b.   Conditional use approval required for any commercial use of five thousand (5,000) square feet of floor area or more.

c.   Any commercial use over ten thousand (10,000) square feet of total floor area is prohibited. This applies only to new construction as of the effective date of this Ordinance. Commercial uses that locate within an existing structure as of the effective date of this Ordinance that is over ten thousand (10,000) square feet of total floor area require conditional use approval.

12.2.B.2 Group Home and Permanent Supportive Housing Restriction in HU-B1A and HU-B1 Districts   

In the HU-B1A and HU-B1 Districts, Large Group Homes and Supportive Housing uses are only permitted when located above the ground floor.

12.2.B.3 Drive-Through Facilities in the HU-MU District   

Drive–Through facilities in the HU-MU District are only allowed as conditional uses where they are proposed to be constructed in combination with a retail goods establishment in order to provide or dispense medical or pharmaceutical products.

12.2.B.4 Floor Area minimum for Retail Sales of Packaged Alcoholic Beverages in the HU-B1 District   

Retail sales of alcoholic beverages in the HU-B1 Districts must be within a business with a minimum of 5,000 square feet of floor area.

12.2.B.5 Breweries in the HU-MU District   

Only breweries that produce fewer than 12,500 barrels per year are considered permitted uses in the HU-MU District.