New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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13.3.A.1 General Regulations

Table 13-2: Bulk and Yard Regulations establishes bulk and yard regulations for the Suburban Neighborhood Districts. (Highlighted letters in Table 13-2 indicate where those bulk and yard regulations are illustrated on the accompanying site diagram.)

Table 13-2: Bulk & Yard Regulations
Table 13-2: Bulk & Yard Regulations

BULK & YARD REGULATIONS

DISTRICTS

S-RS

S-RD

BULK REGULATIONS

 

MINIMUM LOT AREA

6,000sf/du

Non-Residential: 20,000sf

SF: 4,400sf/du

2F: 2, 500sf/du

Small MF Affordable: None

Townhouse: 2,000sf/du

Non-Residential: 20,000sf/du

A

MINIMUM LOT WIDTH

Residential: 50’

Non-Residential: 100’

SF: 40’

2F: 50’

MF: 50'

Townhouse: 18’ per du

Non-Residential: 100’

B

MINIMUM LOT DEPTH

100’

Residential: 90’

Non-Residential: 100’

C

MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT

35’

35’

  MINIMUM PERMEABLE OPEN SPACE 40% of lot area 40% of lot area
  MINIMUM OPEN SPACE   Townhouse: 120sf/du

 

MAXIMUM IMPERVIOUS SURFACE - FRONT YARD

40%

40%

  MAXIMUM IMPERVIOUS SURFACE - CORNER SIDE YARD 40% 40%

 

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ATTACHED TOWNHOUSE UNITS

 

6

MINIMUM YARD REQUIREMENTS

D

FRONT YARD

20’

20’

E

INTERIOR SIDE YARD

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

SF, 2F, & MF: 10% of lot width, but a minimum of 3’

Townhouse: 10’; unless adjacent to a single-family residential district, then 15’

Non-Residential: 10’

F

CORNER SIDE YARD

10’

SF,2F, & MF: 10% of lot width, but a minimum of 3’

Townhouse & Non-Residential: 10’

G

REAR YARD

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

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

Table 13-2: Bulk & Yard Regulations
Table 13-2: Bulk & Yard Regulations

BULK & YARD REGULATIONS

DISTRICTS

S-LRS1

S-LRS2

S-LRS3

S-LRD1

S-LRD2

BULK REGULATIONS

 

MINIMUM LOT AREA

SF: 4,800sf/du

2F: 2,500sf/du

Non-Residential: 20,000sf

Residential: 6,700sf/du

Non-Residential: 20,000sf

Lakewood South and the West Side of Bellaire Drive in Lakewood North: the Pontchartrain Expressway, Railroad tracks, Orleans- Jefferson Parish line, Veterans Highway, Bellaire Drive Country Club Gardens and Lakewood North except that portion west of Bellaire Drive

 

Lakewood North portion: Bellaire Drive, Veterans Highway, Fleur de Lis Drive, and Interstate 10

 

Residential: 6,700sf/du

Non-Residential: 20,000sf

 

Country Club Gardens and Lakewood North except that portion West of Bellaire Drive: Orleans-Jefferson Parish line, Railroad tracks, Pontchartrain Expressway, the southern boundary of the S-LRS3 District, and Palmetto Street 

Residential: 5,000sf/du

Non-Residential: 20,000sf

SF: 5,000sf/du

2F: 3,250sf/du

Small MF Affordable: None

Non-Residential: 20,000sf

SF: 4,400sf/du

2F: 2,500sf/du

Small MF Affordable: None

Non-Residential: 20,000sf

A

MINIMUM LOT WIDTH

SF: 40’

2F: 50’

Non-Residential: 100’

 

Residential: 60’

Non-Residential: 100’

Lakewood South and the West Side of Bellaire Drive in Lakewood North: the Pontchartrain Expressway, Railroad tracks, Orleans- Jefferson Parish line, Veterans Highway, Bellaire Drive Country Club Gardens and Lakewood North except that portion west of Bellaire Drive

 

Lakewood North portion: Bellaire Drive, Veterans Highway, Fleur de Lis Drive, and Interstate 10

Residential: 60’

Non-Residential: 100’

 

Country Club Gardens and Lakewood North except that portion West of Bellaire Drive: Orleans-Jefferson Parish line, Railroad tracks, Pontchartrain Expressway, the southern boundary of the S-LRS3 District, and Palmetto Street

Residential: 50’

Non-Residential: 100’

SF: 50’

2F: 60’

MF: 60'

Non-Residential: 100’

SF: 40’

2F: 50’

MF:50'

Non-Residential: 100’

B

MINIMUM LOT DEPTH

SF & 2F: 90’

Non-Residential: 100’

100’

Lakewood South and the West Side of Bellaire Drive in Lakewood North: the Pontchartrain Expressway, Railroad tracks, Orleans- Jefferson Parish line, Veterans Highway, Bellaire Drive Country Club Gardens and Lakewood North except that portion west of Bellaire Drive

 

Lakewood North portion: Bellaire Drive, Veterans Highway, Fleur de Lis Drive, and Interstate 10

100’

 

Country Club Gardens and Lakewood North except that portion West of Bellaire Drive: Orleans-Jefferson Parish line, Railroad tracks, Pontchartrain Expressway, the southern boundary of the S-LRS3 District, and Palmetto Street

Residential: 90’

Non-Residential: 100’

Residential: 90’

Non-Residential: 100’

Residential: 90’

Non-Residential: 100’

C

MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT

40’ & no more than 3 stories

35’ & no more than 3 stories

35’ & no more than 3 stories

35’ & no more than 3 stories

35’ & no more than 3 stories

  MINIMUM PERMEABLE OPEN SPACE 40% of lot area 40% of lot area 40% of lot area 40% of lot area 40% of lot area
  MINIMUM OPEN SPACE None None None None Townhouse: 120sf/du
  MAXIMUM IMPERVIOUS SURFACE - FRONT YARD 40% 40% 40% 40% 40%
  MAXIMUM IMPERVIOUS SURFACE - CORNERSIDE YARD 40% 40% 40% 40% 40%

 

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ATTACHED TOWNHOUSE UNITS

 

 

 

 

6

MINIMUM YARD REQUIREMENTS

D

FRONT YARD

20’

20’

20’

20’

20’

E

INTERIOR SIDE YARD

4’

Residential: 6’

Non-Residential: 10’

Residential: 3’

Non-Residential: 10’

Residential: 6’

Non-Residential: 10’

Residential: 3’

Non-Residential: 10’

F

CORNER SIDE YARD

10’

10’

10’

10’

10’

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED AGGREGATE OF SIDE YARDS (PERCENT OF LOT WIDTH)

20% to a maximum required aggregate of 10’

Residential: 20% to a maximum required aggregate of 10’

Non-Residential: 25% to a maximum required aggregate of 20’

Residential: 20% to a maximum required aggregate of 10’

Non-Residential: 25% to a maximum required aggregate of 20’

 

Residential: 20% to a maximum required aggregate of 10’

Non-Residential: 25% to a maximum required aggregate of 20’

Residential: 20% to a maximum required aggregate of 10’

Non-Residential: 25% to a maximum required aggregate of 20’

G

REAR YARD

20’

Residential: 16% of lot depth or 15’, whichever is greater, to a maximum of 20’

 Non-Residential: 20’

20’

Residential: 15’

Non-Residential: 20’

20’

Table 13-2: Bulk & Yard Regulations
Table 13-2: Bulk & Yard Regulations

BULK & YARD REGULATIONS

DISTRICTS

S-RM1

S-RM2

S-LRM1

S-LRM2

BULK REGULATIONS

 

MINIMUM LOT AREA

SF: 3,125sf/du

2F: 1,750sf/du

Small MF Affordable: None

MF – 3 Unit: 1,500sf/du

MF – 4+ Unit: 1,250sf/du

Townhouse: 2,000sf/du

Non-Residential: 20,000sf

SF: 3,125sf/du

2F: 1,750sf/du

Small MF Affordable: None

MF-3 Unit: 1,500sf/du

MF – 4 Unit: 1,200sf/du

MF – 5+ Unit: 2,722sf/du

Townhouse: 2,000sf/du

Non-Residential: 20,000sf

SF: 3,125sf/du

2F: 1,750sf/du

MF – 3 Unit: 1,500sf/du

MF – 4 Unit: 1,200sf/du

Small MF Affordable: None

MF – 5+ Unit: 1,000sf/du

Townhouse: 2,000sf/du

Non-Residential: 20,000sf

SF: 3,125sf/du

2F: 1,750sf/du

MF – 3 Unit: 1,200sf/du

MF – 4 Unit: 1,000sf/du

Small MF Affordable: None

MF – 5-11 Unit: 1,000sf/du

MF – 12-40 Unit: 1,000sf/du

MF – 41+ Unit: 1,000sf/du

Townhouse: 2,000sf/du

Non-Residential: 20,000sf

Educational Facility: 2 ac

A

MINIMUM LOT WIDTH

SF & 2F: 30’

MF – 3 Unit: 40’

MF – 4+ Unit: 50’

Townhouse: 18’ per du

Non-Residential: 100’

SF & 2F: 30’

MF – 3 Unit: 40’

MF – 4+ Unit: 50’

Townhouse: 20’ per du & 80’ per development

Non-Residential: 100’

SF & 2F: 30’

MF – 3 Unit: 40’

MF – 4+ Unit: 50’

Townhouse: 18’ per du

Non-Residential: 100’

SF & 2F: 30’

MF – 3 or 4 Unit: 40’

MF – 5-11 Unit: 50’

MF – 12-16 Unit: 60’

MF – 17-40 Unit: 75’

MF – 41+ Unit: 100’

Townhouse: 18’ per du

Non-Residential: 100’

Educational Facility: 30’

B

MINIMUM LOT DEPTH

Residential: 90’

Non-Residential: 100’

SF, 2F & MF – 3-4 Unit: 90’

MF – 5+ Unit: 130’

Townhouse: 100’ per development

Non-Residential: 100’

Residential: 90’

Non-Residential: 100’

SF, 2F, MF – 3 to 11 Units, Townhouse & Non-Residential: 90’

MF – 12+ Units & Educational Facility: 100’

 

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF MF DWELLING UNITS PER BUILDING

 

40

 

 

 

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ATTACHED TOWNHOUSE UNITS

6

6

6

6

C

MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT

SF, 2F, MF – 3-4 Unit, Townhouse & Non-Residential: 40’

MF – 5+ Unit: 45’’

SF & 2F: 35’

MF – 3-4 Unit & Non-Residential: 45’

Townhouse: 45’ & no more than 3.5 stories

MF – 5+ Unit: 45’ & no more than 4 stories

SF, 2F, MF – 3-4 Unit, Townhouse & Non-Residential: 40’

MF – 5+ Unit: 55’

SF, 2F, Townhouse & Non-Residential: 40’

Multi-Family: 90’

 

MINIMUM HEIGHT OF TOWNHOUSE & MF FIRST RESIDENTIAL FLOOR ABOVE GRADE

 

8’

 

 

  MINIMUM PERMEABLE OPEN SPACE 40% of lot area 40% of lot area 40% of lot area 40% of lot area
  MINIMUM OPEN SPACE RATIO None None None None

 

MINIMUM SPACE BETWEEN MF BUILDINGS

Building Side to Building Side: 20’ when no curb cut access & 40’ with curb cut access

Building Side to Building Rear: 40’

Building Rear to Building Rear: 60’ 

Building Side to Building Side: 20’ when no curb cut access & 40’ with curb cut access

Building Side to Building Rear: 40’

Building Rear to Building Rear: 60’ 

 

 

 

MAXIMUM SPACE BETWEEN MF BUILDINGS

 

Townhouse: 30’

MF – 5+ Unit: 40’

 

 

 

MAXIMUM BUILDING LENGTH

 

Townhouse & MF: 180’

 

 

 

MINIMUM MF UNIT SIZE

 

1 BR: 500sf

2 BR: 700sf

3 BR: 900sf

4+ BR: 1,200sf

 

 

YARD REQUIREMENTS

D

MINIMUM FRONT YARD

20’

20’

Townhouse & MF: 20’ build-to line

20’

20’

E

MINIMUM INTERIOR SIDE YARD

SF, 2F, Townhouse & MF – 3 to 4 Unit: 10% of lot width, but a minimum of 3’

MF – 5+ Unit: 5’

Non-Residential: 10’

SF, 2F & MF – 3-4 Unit: 10% of lot width, but a minimum of 3’

Townhouse, MF – 5+ Unit & Non-Residential:

Minimum - 10’

Maximum –

When building is adjacent to property line: 15’

When curb cut is provided between building & property line: 40’

SF, 2F & MF – 3 to 4 Unit: 3’

MF – 5+ Unit & Townhouse: 5’

Non-Residential: 10’

SF, 2F & MF – 3 to 4 Unit: 3’

MF – 5-16 Unit  & Townhouse: 5’

MF – 17+ Unit: 6’

Educational Institutions: 20’

Non-Residential: 10’

F

MINIMUM CORNER SIDE YARD

10’

SF, 2F, MF – 3-4 Unit & Non-Residential: 10’

Townhouse & MF: 20’ build-to line

10’

10’

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED AGGREGATE OF SIDE YARDS (PERCENT OF LOT WIDTH)

 

 

SF, 2F, MF – 3-5 Unit: 20% to a maximum required aggregate of 10’

Townhouse: 20% to a maximum required aggregate of 15’

Non-Residential: 20% to a maximum required aggregate of 20’

SF, 2F, MF 3-16 Unit & Townhouse: 20% to a maximum required aggregate of 10’

MF - 17-40 Unit: 20% to a maximum required aggregate of 15’

MF – 41+ Unit: 20% to a maximum required aggregate of 12’

Non-Residential: 20% to a maximum required aggregate of 20’

Educational Institutions: 30% to a maximum required aggregate of 40’

G

MINIMUM REAR YARD

20’

SF & 2F: 15’

MF – 3-4 Unit & Non-Residential: 20’

Townhouse & MF – 5+ Unit: 30’

20’

SF, 2F & MF - 3-11 Unit: 15’

MF – 12+ Unit, Townhouse, Educational Institution & Non-Residential: 20’

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Ord. No. 26,726, §1, December 7, 2015, Zoning Docket 081/15; Ord. No. 27,722, §6, April 11, 2018, Zoning Docket 113/17; Ord. No. 28,911, §5, January 6, 2022, Zoning Docket 084/21; Ord. 29126, 8-12-22, ZD016/22