New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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17.5.A Administration

1.  Any development in the CBD Districts that utilizes the public benefit FAR bonus provisions of this section requires development plan and design review and the approval by the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission, following a review by the Design Advisory Committee in accordance with Section 4.5.

2.  The applicant shall file a bonus worksheet at the time of the submittal of a development plan and design review application that describes the size, location, design, and maintenance of the proposed public benefit amenity and the calculation for the amount of bonus floor area requested. If any bonus FAR is approved, the final worksheet shall be recorded, together with the final approved development plan, with the deed of the property for which it is granted in the office of the Clerk of Court for Orleans Parish Civil District Court, prior to the issuance of any building permit or certificate of occupancy for the development. The recorded approved final development plan and bonus worksheet shall be binding on the property owners, successors, and assigns for the life of the building to ensure compliance with this Ordinance for the design and maintenance of the public amenities. Within thirty (30) days of receiving evidence of the recording of an approved development plan and bonus worksheet, the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission shall designate the site for which the FAR bonus has been granted on the Official Zoning Map.

3.  No public amenity for which a floor area bonus has been granted may be eliminated or reduced in size without a corresponding reduction in floor area or the substitution of an equivalent bonus. Any proposal for the substitution of an equivalent bonus shall only be considered and may only be approved in accordance with a new application for site plan and design review in accordance with the provisions of this section.

4.  Floor area exceeding the maximum base floor area ratio added to a building by virtue of floor area ratio bonuses of this section may not, in turn, serve as a basis for creating additional bonuses.