New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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13.1 Purpose Statements

13.1.A Purpose of the S-RS Single-Family Residential District   

The S-RS Single-Family Residential District is intended for single-family residential neighborhoods developed after World War II where a more uniform lotting pattern is evident with larger, generally uniform setbacks. Limited non-residential uses such as places of worship that are compatible with surrounding residential neighborhoods may be allowed. 

13.1.B Purpose of the S-RD Two-Family Residential District   

The S-RD Two-Family Residential District is intended for use in newer areas of the City to facilitate the creation and maintenance of a more compact development type, where there may be a mix of housing types, including two-family and townhouse dwellings. This district also allows higher residential densities when a project is providing significant public benefits such a long-term affordable housing. Limited non-residential uses such as places of worship that are compatible with surrounding residential neighborhoods may be allowed.

Adopted by Ord. No. 28,911, §5, January 6, 2022, Zoning Docket 084/21

13.1.C Purpose of the S-RM1 Multi-Family Residential District   

The S-RM1 Multi-Family Residential District is intended to maintain a residential environment that permits a variety of dwelling types. Population density is maintained in the medium range, and multi-family buildings up to four stories are permitted. Limited non-residential uses such as places of worship that are compatible with surrounding residential neighborhoods may be allowed.

13.1.D Purpose of the S-RM2 Multi-Family Residential District   

The S-RM2 Multi-Family Residential District is intended to maintain a residential environment that permits a variety of dwelling types. Population density is maintained in the medium range, and multi-family buildings up to four stories are permitted. The district is intended for suburban multi-family areas. Limited non-residential uses such as places of worship that are compatible with surrounding residential neighborhoods may be allowed.

13.1.E Purpose of the S-LRS1 Lakeview Single-Family Residential District   

The S-LRS1 Lakeview Single-Family Residential District is intended to provide for and encourage low density single-family residential development of a relatively spacious character, together with places of worship, recreational facilities, and accessory uses as may be necessary or typical for residential surroundings, in such a manner as to preserve the distinctive character of the Lakeview area. The district also is intended to provide for the maintenance of existing residential densities as well as opportunities for compatible residential growth.

13.1.F Purpose of the S-LRS2 Lake Vista and Lake Shore Single-Family Residential District   

The S-LRS2 Lake Vista and Lake Shore Single-Family Residential District is intended to provide for and encourage low-density single-family residential development of a relatively spacious character consistent with the unique development pattern of the Lake Vista and Lake Shore areas together with places of worship, recreational facilities, and accessory uses as may be necessary or typical for residential surroundings. 

13.1.G Purpose of the S-LRS3 Lakewood and Country Club Gardens Single-Family Residential District   

The S-LRS3 Lakewood and Country Club Gardens Single-Family Residential District is intended to provide for and encourage low-density single-family residential development of a relatively spacious character in the Lakewood area, together with places of worship, recreational facilities, and accessory uses as may be necessary or typical for residential surroundings. This district is also intended to protect existing development of this character. Greater lot widths are required in the S-LRS3 District than in the S-LRS1 Lakeview Single-Family Residential District. 

13.1.H Purpose of the S-LRD1 Lake Vista Two-Family Residential District   

The S-LRD1 Lake Vista Two-Family Residential District is intended to provide for two-family development consistent with the historic character of development in the Lake Vista area, together with places of worship, recreational facilities, and accessory uses as may be necessary or typical for residential surroundings. This district also allows higher residential densities when a project is providing significant public benefits such as long-term affordable housing.

Adopted by Ord. No. 28,911, §5, January 6, 2022, Zoning Docket 084/21

13.1.I Purpose of the S-LRD2 Lakewood/Parkview Two-Family Residential District   

The S-LRD2 Lakewood/Parkview Two-Family Residential District is intended to provide for two-family development on smaller lots of record in more densely populated sections of the Lake Area, together with places of worship, recreational facilities, and accessory uses as may be necessary or typical for residential surroundings. This district also allows higher residential densities when a project is providing significant public benefits such as long-term affordable housing.

Adopted by Ord. No. 28,911, §5, January 6, 2022, Zoning Docket 084/21

13.1.J Purpose of the S-LRM1 Lake Area Low-Rise Multi-Family Residential District   

The S-LRM1 Lake Area Low-Rise Multi-Family Residential District is intended to provide for low-rise, medium density multi-family residential development in the Lake Area in proximity to single-family and two-family residential development.

13.1.K Purpose of the S-LRM2 Lake Area High-Rise Multi-Family Residential District   

The S-LRM2 Lake Area High-Rise Multi-Family Residential District is intended to provide for medium to high-rise, high density multi-family residential development in proximity to single-family and two-family residential development, neighborhood business, general commercial, or marina areas.