New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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14.2 Uses

14.2.A Permitted and Conditional Uses   

Only those uses of land listed under Table 14-1: Permitted and Conditional Uses as permitted uses or conditional uses are allowed within the Suburban 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 14-1: Permitted and Conditional Uses
Table 14-1: Permitted and Conditional Uses

USE1

DISTRICTS

USE STANDARDS

S-B15

S-B26

S-LB15&7

S-LB25&8

S-LC9

S-MU

RESIDENTIAL USE

Artist Community           P Section 20.3.F

Bed and Breakfast – Accessory

 

 

C

C

C

C

Section 20.3.I

Bed and Breakfast – Principal

 

 

C

C

C

 

Section 20.3.I

Day Care Home, Adult – Small

 

 

P

P

P

P

Section 20.3.T

Day Care Home, Adult – Large

 

 

C

C

C

C

Section 20.3.T

Dwelling, Above the Ground Floor

C

C

P

P

P

P

 

Dwelling, Established Two-Family           P,C4 Section 20.3.W

Dwelling, Single-Family

 

 

P

P

P

P

 

Dwelling, Two-Family

 

 

P

P

P

P

Section 20.3.Y

Dwelling, Townhouse           P  

Dwelling, Multi-Family

 

 

 

C

P

P

 

Dwelling, Small Multi-Family Affordable         P P Section 20.3.SSS

Group Home, Small

 

 

P

P

P

P

Section 20.3.GG

Group Home, Large

 

 

 

C

P

P

Section 20.3.GG

Group Home, Congregate

 

 

 

 

C

C

Section 20.3.GG

Home Based Child Care, Small     P P P P Section 20.3.T
Home Based Child Care, Large     C C C C Section 20.3.T

Permanent Supportive Housing

 

C

 

C

P

P

Section 20.3.PP

Residential Care Facility

C

C

P

P

P

P

Section 20.3.YY

Timeshare

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

COMMERCIAL USE

Amusement Facility, Indoor

P

P

 

 

P

C

Section 20.3.E

Animal Hospital

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Art Gallery

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Arts Studio

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Bar

 

C

C

C

C

 

Section 20.3.G

Catering Kitchen

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Child Care Center, Small P P P P P P Section 20.3.S
Child Care Center, Large C P C P P P Section 20.3.S

Day Care Center, Adult – Small

P

P

P

P

P

P

Section 20.3.S

Day Care Center, Adult – Large

C

C

C

C

C

C

Section 20.3.S

Day Care Center, Adult - Commercial

C

C

C

C

C

C

Section 20.3.S

Drive-Through Facility

C

C

C7

C8

C9

C

Section 20.3.V

Financial Institution

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Funeral Home

 

P

 

P

P

 

 

Gas Station

C

C

C

C

C

 

Section 20.3.EE

Grocery Store P P P P P P  

Health Club

P

P

 

P

P

P

 

Heavy Sales, Rental & Service

 

 

 

P

P

 

 

Hostel

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

Hotel/Motel

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

Kennel

 

C

 

 

C

 

Section 20.3.II

Live Entertainment – Secondary Use

C

C

C

C

C

C

Section 20.3.JJ

Medical/Dental Clinic

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Motor Vehicle Dealership Small P P P P P    

Motor Vehicle Service & Repair, Minor

C

C

C

C

C

 

Section 20.3.MM

Office

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Outdoor Live Entertainment - Secondary Use C C C C C C Section 20.3.WWW

Personal Service Establishment

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Pet Day Care Service

P

P

P

P

P

P

Section 20.3.QQ

Public Market

P

P

P

P

P

P

Section 20.3.TT

Reception Facility

C

C

 

P

P

C

Section 20.3.WW

Recording Studio

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

Restaurant, Standard

P

P

P7,C7

P

P

P

Section 20.3.ZZ

Restaurant, Specialty

P

P

P

P

P

P

Section 20.3.ZZ

Restaurant, Fast Food

C

C

C

C

C

C

Section 20.3.ZZ

Restaurant, Carry-Out

P

P

P

P

P

P

Section 20.3.ZZ

Retail Goods Establishment

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Retail Sales of Packaged Alcoholic Beverages

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

Short Term Rental, Commercial   P   P P   Section 20.3.LLL
Small Box Variety Store P P P P P P Section 20.3.NNN
INDUSTRIAL USE
Borrow Pit           C Section 20.3.J
Solar Energy System - Small-Scale Ground Mounted Only C C C C C C Section 20.3.DDD

INSTITUTIONAL USE

City Hall C C C C C C  

Community Center

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

Convent and Monastery

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Cultural Facility

C

C

C

C

C

C

Section 20.3.R

Domestic Protection Shelter       P P P Section 20.3.U

Educational Facility, Primary

 

 

C

C

C

C

Section 20.3.Z

Educational Facility, Secondary

 

 

C

C

C

C

Section 20.3.Z

Educational Facility, University

 

 

 

C

C

 

 

Educational Facility, Vocational

C

C

 

C

C

C

Section 20.3.Z

Emergency Shelter       P P P Section 20.3.AA

Government Offices

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Hospital

 

 

 

 

C

C

 

Place of Worship

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Public Works and Safety Facility

C

C

C

C

C

C

 

Social Club or Lodge

P

P

P

P

P

C

Section 20.3.CCC

OPEN SPACE USE

Agriculture - No Livestock

P

P

P

P

 

P

Section 20.3.C

Agriculture - With Livestock

C

C

C

C

 

C

Section 20.3.C

Parks and Playgrounds

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

Private Residential Recreation Facility (Indoor or Outdoor)

 

 

P

P

P

P

Section 20.3.SS

Stormwater Management (Principal Use)

P

P P P P P  

OTHER

EV Charging Station (Principal Use) P P C C P   Section 20.3.YYY
Parking Lot (Accessory Use) P10 P10 P10 P10 P10 P10  

Parking Lot (Principal Use)

C

C

C

C

C

 

Section 20.3.OO

Parking Structure (Principal Use)

C

C

 

 

P

 

Section 20.3.OO

Planned Development

C

C

C

C

C

C

Article 5

Pumping Station

P

P

P

P

P

P

Section 20.3.UU

Utilities

P2

P2

P2

P2

P2

P2

Section 20.3.GGG

Wireless Telecommunications Antenna & Facility

C,P3

C,P3

C,P3

C,P3

C,P3

C,P3

Section 20.3.JJJ

Wireless Telecommunications Tower & Facility

C

C

C

C

C

C

Section 20.3.JJJ

Table 14-1: Permitted and Conditional Uses
Table 14-1: Permitted and Conditional Uses

USE1

DISTRICTS

USE STANDARDS

S-LP

S-LM

RESIDENTIAL USE

Boathouse

 

P

 

COMMERCIAL USE

Amusement Facility, Indoor

 

P

Section 20.3.E

Amusement Facility, Outdoor

 

P

Section 20.3.E

Bar

 

C

Section 20.3.G

Boat Dock C C  

Hotel/Motel

 

C

 

Marine Fuel Dock Facility

 

P

 

Outdoor Live Entertainment - Secondary Use   C Section 20.3.WWW

Personal Service Establishment

 

P

 

Public Market

 

P

Section 20.3.TT

Restaurant, Standard

 

P

Section 20.3.ZZ

Restaurant, Specialty

 

P

Section 20.3.ZZ

Retail Goods Establishment

 

P

 

Retail Sales of Alcoholic Beverages

 

C

 

Short Term Rental, Commercial   P Section 20.3.LLL

INDUSTRIAL USE

Dry Dock and Launching Operations

 

P

 

Solar Energy System - Small-Scale Ground Mounted Only C C Section 20.3.DDD

OPEN SPACE USE

Boat Launch

P

P

 

Marina, Recreational

 

P

 

Parks and Playgrounds

P

P

 

Pier

 

P

 

Stormwater Management (Principal Use)

P

P

 

OTHER

EV Charging Station (Principal Use) C C Section 20.3.YYY
Parking Lot (Accessory Use) P10 P10  

Parking Lot (Principal Use)

C

C

Section 20.3.OO

Parking Structure (Principal Use)

C

C

Section 20.3.OO

Planned Development   C Article 5

Pumping Station

P

P

Section 20.3.UU

Utilities

C

C

Section 20.3.GGG

Wireless Telecommunications Antenna & Facility

C,P3

C,P3

Section 20.3.JJJ

Wireless Telecommunications Tower & Facility

C

C

Section 20.3.JJJ

TABLE 14-1 FOOTNOTES

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

2 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.

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

Established Two-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.

See Section 14.2.B.4 Commercial Use Floor Area Limitations.

See Section 14.2.B.5 Commercial Use Floor Area Limitations.

See Section 14.2.B.1, S-LB1 District Use Restrictions.

See Section 14.2.B.2 S-LB2 District Use Restrictions.

See Section 14.2.B.3 S-LC District Use Restrictions.

10As authorized in Article 22, Section 22.8.B.2.a

Adopted by Jan. 15, 2016, Zoning Docket 099-15, Ord. 26,756 MCS; Ord. No. 27,209, §1, Dec. 7, 2016, Zoning Docket 61/16; Ord. No. 27,375, §5, April 28, 2017, Zoning Docket 118/16; Ord. No. 27,665, §1, February 8, 2018, Zoning Docket 097/17; Ord. No. 27,707, §1, April 2, 2018, Zoning Docket 001/18; Ord. No. 28,156 MCS, §8, August 8, 2019, Zoning Docket 026/19 & 027/19; Ord. 28432 MCS, 8-6-20, ZD 38/20; Ord. 28851 MCS, 11-18-21, ZD 60/21; Ord 28905 MCS, 1-6-22, ZD 83/21; Ord 28989 MCS 4-7-22, ZD 104/21; Ord. 29126, 8-12-22, ZD016/22; Ord 29157 9-15-22, ZD 030/22; Ordinance No. 29382, March 23, 2023, Zoning Docket 02/23; Ord. 29528, 7-24-23, Zoning Docket 13/23; Ordinance No. 29702, November 7, 2023, Zoning Docket 063/23; Ord. No 29744, 12-8-23, Zoning Docket 055/23; Ord. No. 29762, 12-19-23, Zoning Docket 056/23,

14.2.B Use Restrictions   

14.2.B.1 S-LB1 District Use Restrictions   

a. Only standard restaurants that do not sell alcoholic beverages are permitted uses in the S-LB1 District. Standard restaurants that sell alcoholic beverages are conditional uses in the S-LB1 District.

b. Drive-through facilities are prohibited for fast food restaurants in the S-LB1 District.

14.2.B.2 S-LB2 District Use Restrictions   

Drive-through facilities are prohibited for fast food restaurants in the S-LB2 District.

14.2.B.3 S-LC District Use Restrictions   

Drive-through facilities are prohibited for fast food restaurants in the S-LC District.

14.2.B.4 S-B1, S-LB1, and S-LB2 District Commercial Use Floor Area Limitation   

In the S-B1, S-LB1, and S-LB2 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 14-1.

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

14.2.B.5 S-B2 District Commercial Use Floor Area Limitation   

In the S-B2 District, the floor area of commercial uses is limited as follows:

a.  Commercial uses are permitted uses up to twenty-five thousand (25,000) square feet of total floor area, unless conditional use approval is required per Table 14-1.

b.  Conditional use approval required for any commercial use of more than twenty-five thousand (25,000) square feet of total floor area.