New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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21.2 Adequate Public Facility Requirements

Land proposed for development shall be served adequately by essential public facilities and services. Land will not be approved for development unless and until adequate public facilities exist or provision has been made for water facilities, wastewater facilities, drainage facilities and transportation facilities necessary to serve the proposed development, whether such facilities are located within the property being platted or outside of the site. This policy may be defined further and supplemented by other City ordinances.

A.  Conformance to Plans

Proposed public improvements shall conform to the Master Plan and all applicable public facilities and capital improvements plans.

B.  Water

All platted lots shall be connected to a public water system or properly permitted to ensure water for health and emergency purposes, including adequate fire protection.

C.  Wastewater

All platted lots shall be served by an approved means of wastewater collection and treatment.

D.  Streets

All streets shall provide a safe, convenient and functional system for vehicular and pedestrian circulation and shall be properly related to the City Major Street Plan. All streets shall be appropriate for the traffic characteristics and impacts of the proposed development.

E.  Drainage

Drainage improvements shall accommodate potential runoff from upstream drainage areas and designed to prevent overloading the capacity of the downstream drainage system. The City may require the phasing of development, the use of control methods such as retention, detention or pumping systems, and/or the construction of off-site drainage improvements to mitigate the impacts of the proposed development. All sites shall meet the stormwater management requirements of the Code of Ordinances.

F.  Phasing

The City may require the phasing of development or improvements to maintain current levels of service for existing public services and facilities or for other reasons based upon maintaining the health, safety and general welfare of the City's inhabitants.

G.  Complete Streets

In accordance with Section 146-36 of the City Code, all planning, design, funding, operation, and maintenance of the City’s transportation system shall comply with the City’s Complete Streets policy.

H.  Subdivision Regulations

All subdivisions shall comply with the City of New Orleans Subdivision Regulations. Where conflicts occur with this Ordinance, the Director of Safety and Permits shall determine which regulations to follow.

I.  Wetlands

Any development of lots located, or partially located, within the area subject to the Coastal Resources Management Act of 1978 requires a Coastal Use Permit, in accordance with the City Code.

Ord. 27,683 MCS, ยง4, March 6, 2018, Zoning Docket 086-17