New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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20.3.M Casino/Gaming Establishment

All casinos and gaming establishments shall meet all federal, state and local requirements including, but not limited to, licensing, security, safety and building code requirements.  All casinos and gaming establishments are regulated by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and are subject to the Louisiana Administrative Code regulations. In addition, they shall comply with the following conditions:

1.  Evidence that the casino's security system, management, and gaming regulations have been approved by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (or its successor) and/or the Louisiana State Police shall be submitted.

2.  Written proof of application for all required permits from state and federal authorities, including, but not limited to, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality shall be submitted.

3.  In addition to the requirements for a conditional use, all new casinos and gaming establishments shall submit the following to the Director of Safety and Permits and all other relevant City agencies:

a.  Public facilities and service impact analysis, including sewer, water, drainage, transit, sanitation, garbage, and utilities.

b.  A traffic impact analysis. Impacts that deteriorate the level of service on the surrounding street system shall be mitigated to a level of service approved by the Department of Public Works. The traffic impact analysis shall indicate transit-related facilities, pedestrian circulation patterns, loading areas for tour buses, taxis, etc., and any necessary off-site parking and queuing of these vehicles to meet the projection of the traffic impact analysis.

c.  Any other information the City Planning Commission may require to evaluate the economic, social, demographic, environmental, or physical impacts of the proposal.