New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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16.3.A Site Design Standards

16.3.A.1 General Regulations   

Table 16-2: Bulk and Yard Regulations establishes bulk and yard regulations for the Centers of Industry Districts.  

Table 16-2: Bulk & Yard Regulations
Table 16-2: Bulk & Yard Regulations

BULK & YARD REGULATIONS

DISTRICTS

LI

HI

MI

BIP

BULK REGULATIONS

 

MINIMUM

LOT AREA

5,000sf

10,000sf

10,000sf

5,000sf

A

MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT

75’, unless adjacent to a residential district then 50’ but may exceed 50’ if set back 1’ for each foot above 50’ up to 75’

None, unless adjacent to a residential district then 50’ - may exceed 50’ if set back 1’ for each foot above 50’

None, unless adjacent to a residential district then 50’ - may exceed 50’ if set back 1’ for each foot above 50’

75’, unless adjacent to a residential district then 50’ but may exceed 50’ if set back 1’ for each foot above 50’ up to 75’

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

MINIMUM YARD REQUIREMENTS

B

FRONT YARD

Section 16.3.A.2

Section 16.3.A.2

Section 16.3.A.2

Section 16.3.A.2

C

INTERIOR

SIDE YARD

15’

20’

20’

None, unless lot abuts residential district then 10’

D

CORNER

SIDE YARD

10’

20’

20’

None

E

REAR YARD

None, unless abutting residential district, then 20’

None, unless abutting a residential district, then 20’

20’, unless rear yard abuts a waterway, then none required

None, unless lot abuts residential district then 20’

 

TABLE 16-2 FOOTNOTES

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

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Adopted by Ord. No. 26,726, §1, December 7, 2015, Zoning Docket 081/15; Ord. No. 27,722, §7, April 11, 2018, Zoning Docket 113/17

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

a.  Within the Centers for Industry 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 16-1: Front Yard Averaging)

b.  The applicant is permitted a plus or minus 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 16-1: FRONT YARD AVERAGING

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