New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

Printed: 9/30/2023 7:01:33 PM

20.3.YYY Electric Vehicle Charging Station (Principal Use)

Electric vehicle charging station (principal use) shall meet the following requirements:

a) The principal use of the parcel is for the retail sale of electricity from electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) to charge electric vehicles (EVs). The facility must provide at minimum Level 2 EV Charging equipment.

b) Electric vehicle charging stations (principal use) shall be used solely for charging of passenger vehicles for periods less than one day and cannot be used as off-street loading, or for vehicle repair or service of any kind.

c) No other parking structures or buildings other than those for shelter of attendants or payment kiosks are permitted. The allowable shelters shall not exceed ten (10) feet in height and fifty (50) square feet in area.

d) All electric vehicle charging stations (principal use) are subject to the parking design standards of Article 22.

e) The parking lots shall be screened and landscaped in accordance with the requirements of Article 23.

f) Electric vehicle charging stations (principal use) are limited to two (2) curb cuts. Driveways shall be located and designed to ensure that they will not adversely affect the safety and efficiency of pedestrian access or traffic circulation on adjoining sidewalks and streets.

g) Signs shall comply with the regulations of Section 24.12, or for Historic Core Districts, Section 24.13.

h) The submission of a Traffic Plan is required. The Traffic Plan shall include the following components: circulation routes for motor vehicles and pedestrians, ingress and egress locations, any proposed on-site signage, locations and capacity of all charging spaces, striping, and ADA compliance.  The Traffic Plan shall be approved by the City Planning Commission staff and the Department of Public Works.  All electric vehicle charging stations are subject to electrical and building permit approval by Safety & Permits and may require site plan approval.

i) The volume on any audio component that is a part of or enters an electric vehicle charging station (principal use) shall be maintained at a level so as not to be audible in adjoining residential districts. The volume on any audio component shall comply with all local noise regulations.

Ord. 29528, 7-24-23, Zoning Docket 13/23