New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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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 with the exception of grocery stores.  Grocery stores are permitted by-right up to 10,000 square feet in area.

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. Grocery stores are exempt from this prohibition.  Grocery Stores over 10,000 square feet in area require conditional use approval.  Commercial uses that locate within an existing structure as of the effective date of this Ordinance that are over ten thousand (10,000) square feet of total floor area require conditional use approval.

Adopted by Ord 28805 MCS, 10-21-21, ZD 48/21

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

Adopted by Ord. 28696 MCS, 6-3-21, ZD 16/21