New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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19.4.A.11 University Area Interim Off-Street Parking Zoning District (Expired 09/24/21)

A.  Intent of the District

The intent of the University Area Interim Off-Street Zoning District is to implement temporary restrictions to increase the off-street vehicular parking requirements for dwellings located in the study area.

B.  Boundaries

The University Area Interim Off-Street Zoning District applies to all lots bounded by: lakeside of Saint Charles Avenue, downtown side of South Carrollton Avenue, riverside of South Claiborne Avenue, and both sides of Audubon Street (excluding the portion between Plum Street and Zimple Street that exists solely within Tulane's campus.

C.  Off-Street Parking Requirements

The off-street parking requirements in the University Area Interim Off-Street Zoning District shall be as follows:

a.  One (1) off-street parking space is required per bedroom.  "Bedroom" shall be defined as en enclosed room designed for, and outfitted to be used for sleeping.  A bedroom shall not be a shared space or a space designed for or outfitted to be used for any purpose other than sleeping of guests (e.g.. kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, parlors, attics, offices, game rooms, or utility rooms).

b.  This off-street parking requirement shall apply to new construction, and any renovations of existing structures that result in an increase in existing bedrooms, as determined by the Department of Safety and Permits.

c.  The applicable Exemptions and Flexibilities provided in Section 22.5 of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance shall not be applicable to dwellings within the boundaries of this Interim Zoning District.  Waivers of these requirements shall not be permitted.

D.  Appeal Procedure

Appeals shall be submitted to the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission, whose staff shall review and make recommendations relative to the appeal within sixty (60) days of receipt, utilizing the following standards and criteria:

a.  The number of existing bedrooms and if off-street parking currently provided

b.  The proposed increase in bedrooms (the reconfiguration of the interior), and if off-street parking can be created on the lot of record.

c.  Whether the increase in bedrooms is to support affordable housing?

d.  If off-street parking can be created on the lot of record, is it a permissible parking layout (per the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance), or are variances required to effectuate off-street parking.  If variances are needed, are the standards for variance met as provided in Article 4 of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance?

e.  Will granting the appeal increase community environmental impacts, for example, the extent on-street parking will be impacted/eliminated with a new, off-street parking curb cut?

f.  Whether, after consultation with the Department of Public Works, the off-street parking configuration is permissible pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Code of the City of New Orleans?

Every appeal shall be made on the forms provided by the City, and shall be accompanied by the payment of the appropriate filing fee, and the data required in such form.  The Executive Director of the City Planning Commission may request from the appellant or applicant such additional information and data as may be required to fully advise the Council, whether such information and data is called for by the official forms or not.

The Council shall have sixty (60) days from receipt of recommendation to approve, deny, or modify the appeal recommendation by motion.

Initiated by Motion No. M-20-80; Zoning Docket 50/20; Adopted by Ord. No. 28,496 M.C.S., Sept. 24, 2020