New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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20.3.JJJ.3 Setbacks

a.  A wireless telecommunications tower shall be set back from all property lines by the greater of (i) the underlying setback requirements of the zoning district in which it is located, and (ii) the following setbacks: front yard – 25 feet; side and rear yards – 8 feet.  Provided, however, any wireless telecommunications tower that is located less than a distance equal to 100 percent of its height from a residential district line shall also be required to be set back from such residential district line by the height of the telecommunications tower.

b.  The City may reduce the required setback as part of the conditional use approval if the City shall find that the tower is less visible as a result and that safety is not compromised. Such reduction in the setback requires submission of a written instrument signed by all adjoining property owners, and duly notarized, agreeing to such modification. In all cases, the wireless telecommunications tower shall meet the underlying setback requirements of the zoning district in which it is located.

c.  All wireless telecommunications facilities shall be set back from all property lines in accordance with the minimum setback requirements in the zoning district.