New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
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18.24.B Development Plan, Neighborhood Participation, and Design Review Required
1. Development Master Plan Submittal
Prior to the issuance of any building permits for structures exceeding the base zoning district’s maximum height, a Development Master Plan shall address the general layout of the entire overlay area, including a plan for proposed structures and open space, traffic pattern plan, parking plan, and access points. The Development Master Plan shall include the following:
a. The location, square footage and building heights of all existing and proposed structures and uses intended.
b. A landscape plan for the area within the first twenty-five (25) feet of the lot boundaries. Landscape shall be in accordance with Article 23.
c. Stormwater management plan, including all on-site filtration and detention facilities. The plan shall be reviewed with consultation of the Department of Safety & Permits.
d. A perimeter sign plan for the area within the first twenty-five (25) feet of the lot boundaries. Signs shall be in accordance with Article 24.
e. A traffic plan shall include the following components: circulation routes for motor vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian transportation modes; ingress and egress locations for each transportation mode; curb side usage; locations and capacity of all off-street parking and loading spaces; traffic control during peak hours; and an inventory of way finding signage, pedestrian beacons, crosswalk striping, and ADA compliance shall be included. The City Planning Commission Executive Director shall consult with the Department of Public Works Director and the Regional Transit Authority on the traffic plan.
f. A traffic impact analysis, which shall include the traffic load impact on surrounding public street system. The City Planning Commission Executive Director shall consult with the Department of Public Works Director, the Port of New Orleans, and Convention Center representatives on required traffic impact analysis and implementation of recommendations for the area.
g. A plan for the stabilization of historic landmarks to avoid further deterioration and illegal access.
h. A phasing plan showing how Public Benefits will comply in the aggregate area of Article 18.24.A and the timing of construction to establish the compliance for each Public Benefit shown below:
i. open spaces;
ii. district-based stormwater management systems; and
iii. affordable housing.
i. A comprehensive parking plan.
2. Development plan and design review is required for any new structure, addition, or enlargement in accordance with the thresholds of applicability in Article 4.5. Additionally, any development that exceeds the base zoning district maximum building height or any Stadium or Convention Center conditional use shall be subject to Development Plan and Design Review Article 4.5 with mandatory Design Advisory Committee consideration based on a Development Master Plan submission.
3. Project Neighborhood Participation Program (Project NPP) Requirements
a. The following submittals for the CCN Overlay District shall only be accepted by the City Planning Commission after completion of a Project Neighborhood Participation Program (Project NPP), subject to the requirements specified in item 3.b and 3.c below:
i. Development Master Plan, as described in Article 18.24.B.1;
ii. Applications for construction that exceed eighty-five (85) feet in height, unless the proposed building was approved in the Development Master Plan and has undergone only minor changes, as defined in Article 4.5.F.1, in which case no additional NPP shall be required; and
iii. Applications for construction that exceed forty thousand (40,000) square feet of buildable area, unless the proposed building was approved in the Development Master Plan and has undergone only minor changes, as defined in Article 4.5.F.1, in which case no additional NPP shall be required.
b. The development plan submittal shall not be deemed complete for the purpose of a completeness review as provided in Article 3.2.B until all required Project NPP documents are submitted, including the meeting notice letter, sign-in sheets, and Project NPP meeting summary.
c. Applicants shall follow all Project NPP requirements, including all content and general procedures applicable to map and/or text amendments, as provided in Article 4.2.D.2, except with regard to mailed notice, which shall be as follows. Mailed notice for the NPP shall be sent by regular mail at least fifteen (15) days before the public hearing to the parties identified in Sectio 3.3.B.2, except that such notice shall be expanded to all properties within 1,200 (one thousand two hundred) feet of property lines of the subject property. Additionally, mailed notice shall be provided to the Lower Garden District and Warehouse District neighborhood associations, as well as the office of Community Development for distribution to interested stakeholders, including but not limited to residents of River Garden developments.
Ord. 27,261 MCS, §1, Jan. 20, 2017, Zoning Docket 102-16; Ord. 29285 MCS, 1-5-23, ZD 64/22