New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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20.3.L Car Wash

1.  All wash-water generated from the car wash shall either:

a.  Secure a LDEQ Discharge Permit if discharging into the Municipal Separate Sewer System (MS4); or

b.  Meet the requirements of Section 16 of the Sewerage and Water Board Plumbing Code if discharging into the sanitary sewer system.

2. The hours of operation are limited from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

3. The site shall be fenced with an open fence along any lot line that abuts the right-of-way, and a solid fence a minimum of seven (7) feet in height along all other lot lines. A continuous thirty (30) inch-high evergreen hedge shall be installed along the fence located along the right-of-way.

4. The fence shall be locked between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. to prevent access to the site.

5. For car washes staffed with an attendant, an attendant shall be on duty during hours of operation. A structure for the attendant on duty shall be provided. The structure and all car wash facilities and bays shall be securely locked when the operation is closed.

6.  For unattended car washes, a security system shall be installed including a closed circuit security camera (CCTV). Such camera shall monitor all areas of the car wash. The CCTV shall have a minimum recording capacity of twenty-four (24) hours and shall archive footage for a minimum of thirty (30) days.

7. A noise abatement plan is required for the facility with a contact person designated to notify for violations.

8.  All car wash structures shall comply with the building design standards for the zoning district, including permitted building materials. All structures shall be designed with windows that allow for visibility to all parts of the site.