New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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19.4.A.18 Bed and Breakfast Interim Zoning District

A. Intent of the District

The intent of the Bed and Breakfast Interim Zoning District is to ensure that bed and breakfasts are compatible with and preserve the character and integrity of the neighborhoods citywide by temporarily designating Bed and Breakfasts as conditional use.

B. Boundaries

The Bed and Breakfast Interim Zoning District applies to all zoning districts in which a Bed and Breakfast, Principal and Bed and Breakfast, Accessory uses are permitted by right or conditionally. This includes the R-RE Rural Residential Estate District, M-MU Maritime Mixed-Use District, HMR-1 Historic Marigny/Tremé/Bywater Residential District, HMR-2 Historic Marigny/Tremé/Bywater Residential District, HMR-3 Historic Marigny/Tremé/Bywater Residential District, VCE Vieux Carré Entertainment District, HMC-1 Historic Marigny/Tremé/Bywater Commercial District, HMC-2 Historic Marigny/Tremé/Bywater Commercial District, HM-MU Historic Marigny/Tremé/Bywater Mixed-Use District, HU-RS Single-Family Residential District, HU-RD1 Two-Family Residential District, HU-RD2 Two-Family Residential District, HU-RM1 Multi-Family Residential District, HU-RM2 Multi-Family Residential District, HU-B1A Neighborhood Business District, HU-B1 Neighborhood Business District, HU-MU Neighborhood Mixed-Use District, S-RS Single-Family Residential District, S-RD Two-Family Residential District, S-RM1 Multi-Family Residential District, S-RM2 Multi-Family Residential District, S-LRS1 Lakeview Single-Family Residential District, S-LRS2 Lake Vista and Lake Shore Single-Family Residential District, S-LRS3 Lakewood and Country Club Gardens Single-Family Residential District, S-LRD1 Lake Vista Two-Family Residential District, S-LRD2 Lakewood/Parkview Two-Family Residential District, S-LRM1 Lake Area Low-Rise Multi-Family Residential District, S-LRM2 Lake Area High-Rise Multi-Family Residential District, S-LB1 Lake Area Neighborhood Business District, S-LB2 Lake Area Neighborhood Business District, S-LC Lake Area General Commercial District, S-MU Suburban Neighborhood Mixed-Use District, MU-1 Medium Intensity Mixed-Use District, MU-2 High Intensity Mixed-Use District, EC Educational Campus District, CBD-1 Core Central Business District, CBD-2 Historic Commercial and Mixed-Use District, CBD-3 Cultural Arts District, CBD-5 Urban Core Neighborhood Lower Intensity Mixed-Use District, and CBD-6 Urban Core Neighborhood Intensity Mixed-Use District.

C. Use Permissions

Bed and Breakfast Principal and Bed and Breakfast Accessory shall remain prohibited if indicated as such in the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. 

Where Bed and Breakfast Principal or Bed and Breakfast Accessory is indicated as "P" Permitted in the applicable base zoning or overlay district, such use shall require conditional use approval by the City Council. Bed and Breakfast Principal or Bed and Breakfast Accessory shall require conditional use approval if indicated as such in the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.

D. Appeal Procedure

Determinations as to the applicability of the Interim Zoning District to any particular property shall be made by the Department of Safety and Permits.  Appeals of the Interim Zoning District shall be submitted to the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission. 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 for 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. CPC staff shall review and make recommendations relative to the appeal within sixty (60) days of receipt utilizing the following review standards:

  1. Is the request appeal compatible with the surrounding land use and structures?
  2. Does the requested appeal provide for an efficient use of land?
  3. Will granting the requested appeal increase traffic and safety hazards?
  4. Does the requested appeal provide for an efficient parking layout?
  5. Will the requested appeal increase community environmental impacts?

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

Initiated by Motion No. M-23-59; Zoning Docket 18/23; Adopted by Ord. No. 29,530 M.C.S., July 24, 2023