New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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19.3.B Nature and Effect

19.3.B.1 Amendment of Zoning Map   

Establishment of an interim zoning district or moratorium constitutes an amendment of these zoning regulations. The boundaries of interim zoning districts and areas subject to moratoria shall be placed and identified on the Official Zoning Map once the ordinances creating such districts or moratoria become effective.

19.3.B.2 Governing Regulations   

Notwithstanding any contrary provisions contained in the zoning district regulations underlying the interim zoning district or moratorium, the use or development of any land, the use of any structure, or the construction, enlargement, or alteration of any structure within the district or area subject to the moratoria shall conform to the regulations set forth in the interim zoning district or moratorium for the period of its duration.

19.3.B.3 Duration   

a.  An interim zoning district or moratorium is approved for a term of one (1) year. The City Council by ordinance may authorize one extension for an additional one hundred eighty (180) days. In the event that the required review is not completed and a report has not yet been submitted to the City Council during the initial one hundred eighty (180) day extension, the City Council may by ordinance extend the interim zoning district for one additional period up of to one hundred eighty (180) days. 

b.  After expiration, no interim zoning district, moratorium or similar prohibition of substantially the same legal effect on substantially the same geographic area may be imposed until at least one (1) year after the expiration of a prior moratorium ordinance, interim zoning district, or other temporary prohibition.

c.  Following expiration of the interim zoning district regulations or moratorium, including any period of extension, the City Council shall repeal the interim zoning district or moratorium regulations and the City Planning Commission shall remove the boundaries of the district or area subject to the moratorium from the Official Zoning Map.