New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
Printed: 12/11/2023 12:04:40 AM
18.28.C. Building Design Limitations
The following building design standards and requirements shall apply to any new structure, major renovation, or expansion within the boundaries of the Algiers Riverfront Use and Height Overlay District, without regard to its use:
a. Except as provided in Subsection b, the height shall be limited to sixty (60) feet and no more than five (5) stories, and the density as provided in the base zoning district, unless the building meets the standards described in Article 18, Section 18.13.G.
b. For properties with street frontage located along Brooklyn Avenue between Opelousas Avenue and Socrates Street, including lots that front the following streets that intersect with Brooklyn Avenue: Opelousas, Slidell Street, Homer, Newton, Diana, LaMarque, Socrates, Ptolemy, and Lawrence Streets - the height shall be limited to forty (40) feet and no more than three (3) stories, and the density as provided in the base zoning district, unless the building meets the standards described in Article 18, Section 18.13.G.
1. Such properties are permitted a maximum building height of forty (40) feet with a maximum height of three (3) stories along the Brooklyn Avenue frontage.
2. Any additional height above forty (40) feet, obtained through the height bonus provided in Article 18, Section 18.13.G, shall be set back from the front property line at Brooklyn Avenue at a minimum distance of one (1) foot for every one (1) foot in height, up to a maximum of sixty (60) feet and five (5) stories.
c. Flat roofed structures shall provide an adequately-sized parapet in order to mitigate the sight of rooftop equipment.
d. Where provided as accessory flat roof features, open spaces located on roofs shall be excluded from the calculation of building height and gross floor area in accordance with Section 21.6.O.