New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
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2.10 Vieux Carre Commission
Within the Vieux Carré Historic District, no exterior work on a structure is permitted unless a permit has been issued by the Vieux Carré Commission. Provisions for the Vieux Carré Commission and their permit requirements and procedures are located in the City Code. The Vieux Carré Commission shall have no jurisdiction over use, except as provided in the paragraph below.
Within the Vieux Carré Historic District, no occupancy permit shall be issued by the Director of Safety and Permits, for any change in the use of any existing building until and unless a special permit shall have been issued by the Vieux Carré Commission, except that where no change of exterior appearance is contemplated such permit by the Vieux Carré Commission shall not be required. Where any change in exterior appearance is contemplated, the Vieux Carré Commission shall hold a hearing, and if it approves such change, it shall issue a special permit to continue the same use, or for any other use not otherwise prohibited in the district, subject to the following conditions and safeguards:
1. The historic character of the Vieux Carré shall not be injuriously affected.
2. Signs which are garish or otherwise out of keeping with the character of the Vieux Carré shall not be permitted.
3. Building designs shall be in harmony with the traditional architectural character of the Vieux Carré.
4. The value of the Vieux Carré as a place of unique interest and character shall not be impaired.