New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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20.3.GGG.3 Aboveground Utility Structures

20.3.GGG.3.a Aboveground Utility Structures Size Categories   

Aboveground utility structures are regulated according to size, as defined below:

i.  Small aboveground utility structures do not exceed one (1) foot in height and two (2) feet in either width or depth.

ii.  Medium aboveground utility structures do not exceed three (3) feet in height and four (4) feet in either width or depth.

iii.  Large aboveground utility structures do not exceed five (5) feet in height and five (5) feet in either width or depth.

iv.  Extra large aboveground utility structures exceed the dimension restrictions of a large aboveground utility structure.

20.3.GGG.3.b Location   

In new developments, all structures servicing a building shall be placed on the same side of a building. 

20.3.GGG.3.c Screening and Maintenance   

i.  As indicated in Paragraph d below, two levels of screening are specified. These are defined as follows:

(A)  Level 1 Screening: Screening on all sides of the structure except for those containing access openings to the structure. Screening materials may be a masonry wall, solid fence, or hedge and shall be the height of the structure.

(B)  Level 2 Screening: Screening on all sides of the structure except for those containing access openings to the structure. Screening shall be a solid fence the height of the structure.

ii.  Existing fences, walls, and landscape may be used to meet screening requirements.

iii.  The utility shall maintain the screening, unless the property owner has agreed to maintain the screening.

iv.  The utility shall maintain the structure free of graffiti. The exterior shall be maintained to prevent visible deterioration.

20.3.GGG.3.d Permitted Locations   

The permitted locations for aboveground utility structures for residential and non-residential districts are indicated in Table 20-3: Permitted Location for Aboveground Utility Structures in Residential Districts and Table 20-4: Permitted Location for Aboveground Utility Structures in Non-Residential Districts.

Table 20-3: Permitted Location for Aboveground Utility Structures in Residential Districts

LOCATION

SIZE

SMALL

MEDIUM

LARGE

EXTRA LARGE

In right-of-way1 adjacent to front yard with or without screening

 

 

 

 

In right-of-way1 adjacent to corner side or rear yard with level 1 screening

X

X

 

 

In right-of-way1 adjacent to corner side or rear yard with level 2 screening

X

X

X

 

In alley right-of-way with or without screening

X

X

X

 

Front, corner side or rear yard in utility servitude without screening

X

 

 

 

Front, corner side or rear yard in utility servitude with level 1 screening

X

X

 

 

Corner side or rear yard in utility servitude with level 2 screening

X

X

X

 

Rear yard in utility servitude with level 2 screening

X

X

X

X

In transmission servitude with level 1 screening

X

X

X

X

TABLE 20-3 FOOTNOTES

1 Excluding alleys.

 

Table 20-4: Permitted Location for Aboveground Utility Structures in Non-Residential Districts

LOCATION

SIZE

SMALL

MEDIUM

LARGE

EXTRA LARGE

In right-of-way1 without screening

X

 

 

 

In utility servitude without screening

X

 

 

 

In right-of-way1 with level 1 screening

X

X

X

 

In utility servitude with level 1 screening

X

X

X

 

In alley right-of-way with or without screening

X

X

X

 

TABLE 20-4 FOOTNOTES

1 Excluding alleys.