New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
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17.4.A.2 Building Height
a. The maximum building height on a lot is indicated in Figure 17-2: Maximum Building Height. Those lots that are not subject to building height limits are subject to maximum floor area ratio (FAR) limits and are indicated in Figure 17-3: Maximum FAR.
b. Within those blocks bounded by Canal, Iberville, North Peters, and Crozat Streets, where a lot fronts on two (2) or more principal street frontages, each with a different maximum building height, the maximum building height for each street frontage applies for a distance of eighty-three (83) feet from the centerline of the street. (See Figure 17-4: Height Applicability to Street Frontage for Certain Blocks for illustration and Figure 17-5: Height Example for Certain Lots Along Canal Street for an example).
c. The height designation of “75/125 ft & 6/10 Stories” on Figure 17-2 is interpreted as follows: a height limit of six (6) stories and seventy-five (75) feet applies within twenty (20) feet of all property lines adjacent to any public right-of-way, and a height limit of ten (10) stories and one hundred twenty-five (125) feet applies to all other portions of the lot.
d. Where provided as accessory flat roof features, open spaces located on roofs shall be excluded from the calculation of building height in accordance with Section 21.6.
FIGURE 17-2: MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT
FIGURE 17-3: MAXIMUM FLOOR AREA RATIO
FIGURE 17-4: HEIGHT APPLICABILITY TO STREET FRONTAGE IN CERTAIN BLOCKS
FIGURE 17-5: HEIGHT EXAMPLE FOR CERTAIN LOTS ALONG CANAL STREET
Ord. 27,723 MCS, §1, April 11, 2018, Zoning Docket 106-17