New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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15.3.A Bulk and Yard Regulations

15.3.A.1 General Regulations   

Table 15-2: Bulk and Yard Regulations establishes bulk and yard regulations for the Commercial Center and Institutional Campus Districts.

Table 15-2: Bulk & Yard Regulations

BULK & YARD REGULATIONS1

C-1

C-2

C-3

MU-1

MU-2

EC

MC

MS

LS

BULK REGULATIONS

 

MINIMUM LOT AREA

3.000sf

5,000sf

5,000sf

SF: 3,000sf/du

2F: 1,700sf/du

MF: 1,000sf/du

Townhouse: 2,000sf/du

Non-Residential: None

SF: 3,000sf/du

2F: 1,700sf/du

MF: 800sf/du

Townhouse: 1,800sf/du

Non-Residential: None

2 acres

2 acres

None

5,000sf

A

MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT

40’ & no more than 3 stories

40’ & no more than 3 stories

130’ & no more than 12 stories

SF & 2F: 35’

Townhouse: 40’ & no more than 3 stories

MF & Non-Residential: 60’ & no more than 5 stories

SF & 2F: 35’

Townhouse: 40’ & no more than 3 stories

MF & Non-Residential: 85’ & no more than 7 stories

Limited to  2 times the most restrictive height of adjacent districts; height may be increased by 1’ for each additional foot of setback from the required yard; additional height may be obtained through the conditional use process

Limited to   2 times the most restrictive height of adjacent districts; height may be increased by 1’ for each additional foot of setback from the required yard

When adjacent to residential district: Maximum height of adjacent residential district - may exceed this height by 20 ft when the structure is set back 3’ from residential district line for each additional 5’ in building height

 

When adjacent to non-residential district: 100’

100’, unless adjacent to a residential district then 50’ but may exceed 50’ if set back 1’ for each foot above 50’ up to 100’

 

MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE

 

 

 

 

 

70%

70%

 

 

  MINIMUM PERMEABLE OPEN SPACE* 20% of the lot area 20% of the lot area 20% of the lot area 20% of the lot area 20% of the lot area 30% of the lot area 30% of the lot area 30% of the lot area 30% of the lot area

MINIMUM YARD REQUIREMENTS

B

FRONT YARD

Section 15.3.A.2

Section 15.3.A.2

Section 15.3.A.2

None

None

10’

10’

20’

Section 15.3.A.2

C INTERIOR SIDE YARD None, unless abutting a residential district then 5' 5' 10' SF & 2F: 10% of lot width or 3’, whichever is greater
Townhouse: 10’
MF & Non-Residential/Mixed-Use: None, unless abutting a residential district then 5’
SF & 2F: 10% of lot width or 3’, whichever is greater
Townhouse: 10’
MF & Non-Residential/Mixed Use: None, unless abutting a residential district then 5’
10’, unless abutting residential district then 25’ 10’, unless abutting residential district then 25’ 10' None, unless abutting residential district then 10’
D CORNER SIDE YARD None 10' 10' None None 10' 10' 10' None to a maximum of 20'
E REAR YARD None, unless abutting a residential district then 20’ 25' 25' Residential: 20’
Non-Residential/Mixed-Use: None, unless abutting a residential district then 20’
Residential: 20’
Non-Residential/Mixed-Use: None, unless abutting a residential district then 20’
20’, unless abutting residential district then 35’ 20’, unless abutting residential district then 35’ 10' 10’, unless abutting residential district then 20’

TABLE 15-2 FOOTNOTES

1 If a property abuts more than one zoning district, the more restrictive yard requirement applies.

ADDITIONAL FOOTNOTES

*Regulations in effect per Interim Zoning District (IZD) by Motion Number M-15-367.

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15.3.A.2 Front Yard Build-To Line Requirement   

a.  Within the C-1, C-2, C-3, and LS Districts of the Commercial Center and Institutional Campus Districts, the front yard build-to line is established by any one (1) of the following methods. A build-to line is an established setback line at which a structure is required to build. However, in no case may the front yard exceed twenty (20) feet.

i.  As of the effective date of this Ordinance, the current front yard of the existing structure may be set as the required front yard build-to line. When a structure is demolished, the demolition permit shall indicate the dimension of the front yard prior to demolition. The required front yard build-to line is that indicated on the demolition permit.

ii.  The required front yard build-to line indicated on the most recent survey or Sanborn maps.

iii.  The average of the front yard of the adjacent lots on either side may be used to establish the required front yard build-to line. Averaging is based on the two (2) adjacent lots or, in the case of a corner lot, two (2) neighboring lots on the same blockface. In the case of a lot configuration where only one (1) lot is available for averaging, the front yard build-to line is that of the adjacent lot. (See Figure 15-1: Front Yard Averaging)

b.  The applicant is permitted a three (3) foot variation from a front yard build-to line established by any of the above methods.

c.  The required front yard build-to line is measured as the narrowest dimension from the front lot line to the principal structure. The measurement is taken from the building walls of the principal structure and does not include permitted encroachments or architectural features.

FIGURE 15-1: FRONT YARD AVERAGING

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