New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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20.3.GGG.1 Electric Substations and Transmission Facilities

a. All facilities shall be approved by the Department of Public Works.

b. Substation facilities shall be a minimum area of one (1) acre.

c. Substation facilities shall be located within and completely surrounded by a masonry wall or solid fence a minimum of six (6) feet in height and set back a minimum of twenty (20) feet from all property lines in residential districts and in accord with applicable district regulations for all other districts.

d. All structures for substations, other than poles, shall be set back in accord with applicable district regulations. Self-supporting radio towers shall be set back a minimum of fifty (50) feet in all residential districts and in accord with district regulations in all other districts.

e. All structures other than poles or self-supporting radio towers are limited to the height requirements of the zoning district.

f. Existing electric substations may continue to be operated, maintained, structurally altered or expanded provided that such expansion or alteration does not further encroach on the required twenty (20) foot setback from all property lines or the applicable height regulations for such district and provided further that such expansion is allowed only if such use is adequately screened from any abutting residential property by a solid fence or hedge at least six (6) feet in height. Existing electric transmission facilities may continue to be operated, maintained or structurally altered without any change in route.