New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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20.3.JJJ.6 Landscape and Security

20.3.JJJ.6.a Fencing   

i.  Wireless telecommunication towers shall be enclosed by a solid fence a minimum of six (6) feet in height, and constructed to prevent unauthorized personnel from climbing the tower.

ii.  Chain link fencing may be placed behind the solid fence so long as the chain link fencing cannot be seen from the public right-of-way.

iii.  All gates and access points shall be locked.

20.3.JJJ.6.b Landscape   

Landscape shall be installed outside the fencing in accordance with the following:

i.  One (1) shade tree for every twenty (20) feet of fence length, not including gates or other fence openings.

ii.  One (1) shrub for every three (3) feet of fence length, not including gates or other fence openings.

iii.  The landscape requirements may be grouped to maintain openings around gates or other access points.

20.3.JJJ.6.c Security   

i.  All wireless telecommunication towers, facilities, and antennas shall be designed with sufficient security measures to reasonably prevent unauthorized entry.

ii.  All wireless telecommunication towers shall be designed to preclude unauthorized climbing. Anti-climbing measures shall address the area from the base of the tower to twelve (12) feet above the base.

iii.  Any private access roads to a wireless telecommunication tower or facility shall be gated for security purposes.

iv.  Signs shall be mounted on the fenced enclosure and adjacent to any access points prohibiting entry without authorization, warning of danger from electrical equipment and unauthorized climbing of the tower. Signs shall also include the owner of the tower and a contact number in case of emergency. Such signs are limited to six (6) square feet in area. No other information may be part of such signs.

20.3.JJJ.6.d Alternate Designs for Base Flood Elevation Considerations   

Where a wireless telecommunications tower base and/or facility shall be elevated above four (4) feet because of base flood elevation (BFE), an alternate fencing and landscape design shall be proposed to take into account the additional height from the BFE. This alternate design shall be approved by the Executive Director of the City Planning Commission.