New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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19.1 Purpose Statement

The City Council is authorized by Section 3-126 of the City’s Home Rule Charter to impose temporary prohibitions on zoning “where necessary to protect the public health, safety, or welfare for a temporary period.” The two types of prohibitions generally used in the zoning context are interim zoning districts and moratoria.  These temporary prohibitions are intended to provide temporary zoning regulations within the boundaries of designated areas, notwithstanding existing zoning applicable to the area, pending a review of the appropriateness of applicable provisions of the zoning ordinance or development of new regulations by the City Planning Commission, and are intended to prevent the establishment of uses that are incompatible with the temporary prohibition  for the legal duration of the prohibition.