New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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20.3.FFF Truck Stops and Truck Terminals

1. All truck stops and truck terminals shall submit a development plan for review and approval by the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission. If these facilities are located in the New Orleans Regional Business Park, bounded by the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet/Intracoastal Waterway, the CSX railroad tracks, the Industrial Canal, and the Maxant Lagoon, the site shall be reviewed and approved by the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission in consultation with the New Orleans Regional Business Park.

2. A minimum front yard of twenty (20) feet shall be provided. If the site is within three-hundred (300) feet of a residential district, a fifty (50) foot front yard shall be provided. Parking is prohibited in the setback. The setback shall be landscaped with evergreen trees at a rate of one (1) for every twenty-five (25) feet of linear frontage, supplemented with shrubs and groundcover.

3. A solid fence a minimum height of seven (7) feet in height is required for any outside storage areas adjacent to a public right-of-way, residential, or commercial district.

4. All vehicular use areas adjacent to public right-of-ways shall be screened by a berm, masonry wall, hedge, or a combination thereof a minimum of thirty (30) inches in height and within a perimeter yard a minimum of four (4) feet in width.

5. Parking lots of one-hundred (100) or more parking spaces shall provide landscaped interior parking islands at a rate of one (1) for every twenty (20) parking spaces. The parking islands shall be at least five (5) feet in width.

6. Loading operations shall be screened and designed so that no vehicle blocks the passage of other vehicles on any public right-of-way.

7.  No truck idling is permitted when a truck stop or truck terminal is located adjacent to a residential district

8.  A truck stop is permitted video draw poker devices only in accordance with the following:

a.  A licensed establishment that is a truck stop shall be located adjacent to a major state or interstate highway, defined as a through highway and designated as a state highway by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. For purposes of this section, “adjacent” means that the property line of the premises upon which a truck stop is located within a distance of two-thousand (2,000) feet to the nearest edge of the traveled portion of the roadway which is a major state highway or interstate highway.

b.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no license will be granted to any truck stop located at the time application is made for a license to operate video draw poker devices within five-hundred (500) feet of any property that is on the National Register of Historic Places, park or playground, place of worship, cultural facility, or educational facility. For the purposes of this section, this distance is measured as a person walks using the sidewalk from the nearest point of a property line of the property on the National Register of Historic Places, park or playground, place of worship, cultural facility, or educational facility to the nearest point of the premises for the truck stop.

c.  All truck stops with video draw poker facilities are regulated by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and are subject to the Louisiana Administrative Code regulations.