New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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20.3.F Artist Community

1.   The minimum yard regulations for the underlying zoning district apply.

2.   Public gathering spaces shall be set back at least ten (10) feet from the public rights-of-way and one hundred (100) feet from any residentially used property.

3.   The total floor area of public gathering spaces is limited to a maximum of fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet.

4.   The minimum stay for a visiting artist participating in the artist community’s program is seven (7) days.

5.   The retail sale of works of art is prohibited at the site.

6.   Tandem parking shall be permitted for required parking spaces.

7.  In any single-family residential district of the Suburban Neighborhood Districts, the following additional standards apply:

a. The use shall be located on a site of at least five (5) acres.

b. Guest artist quarters are limited to one (1) per acre of site area.

8.  In any residential district of the Historic Urban Neighborhood Districts, the following additional standards apply:

a.   The use shall be located on a site of at least one (1) acre and may be comprised of multiple lots on a contiguous site.

b.   Guest artist quarters are limited to one (1) per five-thousand (5,000) square feet of lot area and may be located in more than one building.

c.   The use shall be screened by a seven (7) foot solid fence along lot lines shared with adjacent uses. Any solid fence constructed of wood shall be installed in combination with a hedge, which can attain a height of six (6) feet within three (3) years.

d.   Industrial artisan activities including, but not limited to, smelting, glassblowing, or other use of molten materials, wood, or metalworking involving power driven machines, and pottery, ceramics, or other activities involving the use of a kiln, shall be located a minimum of one-hundred (100) feet from any residentially used property or right of way.

e.   Public exhibitions require a special event permit.

f.   Accessory structures containing studio space on the site are limited to one-thousand (1,000) square feet per guest artist quarters and shall be set back twenty (20) feet from any lot line.