New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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21.6.P Garages, Attached and Detached

The following design standards apply to all residential garages. Attached garages are not considered an accessory structure (i.e., they are part of the principal structure) but are subject to the regulations of this section for attached garages. Garages must be constructed in a manner to be accessible to automobiles and provide a corresponding curb cut or alley access, subject to the standards of the Department of Public Works.

Ord. 29126, 8-12-22, ZD016/22

21.6.P.1 Attached Garages   

a.  Front-loaded attached garages shall not comprise more than twenty-two (22) feet in garage door width or fifty percent (50%) of the width of the front fa├žade of the house, as measured along the building line that faces the street, whichever is greater. (See Figure 21-5: Garage Design)

b. Windows, doors, and roof treatments of that part of the garage facing the street shall incorporate architectural detail expressive of a residence.

c.  Garage openings, windows, columns, trims, decorative paneling, and color shall de-emphasize the visual impact of the garage in relation to the building as a whole.

d. Attached garages in the S-LRS1 Lakeview Single-Family Residential District shall comply with the site design standards provided in Section 13.3.B.1.b. 

FIGURE 21-5: GARAGE DESIGN

Attached Garage Design

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21.6.P.2 Detached Garages   

a.  A detached garage is permitted in a required interior side or rear yard.

b.  A detached garage in a required yard is limited to sixteen (16) feet in height.

c.  The area above the vehicle parking spaces in a detached garage may be utilized for storage, but not living space. Kitchens and bedrooms are prohibited.

d.  A detached garage is limited to nine hundred (900) square feet in area.

e.  A detached garage may be constructed in a required interior side and rear yard, subject to the requirements of Section 21.6.A. (See Figure 21-5A)

f.  Detached garages shall be consistent with the architecture and design of the principal building. Consistency of design includes the use of the same palette of materials as the principal building, roofing, roof pitch, trim, and colors.

g.  Detached garages shall be located a minimum of five (5) feet from the principal structure on a lot. The distance is measured from the exterior walls of the structures.

h. Attached garages in the S-LRS1 Lakeview Single-Family Residential District shall comply with the site design standards provided in Section 13.3.B.1.b.

FIGURE 21-5A: DETACHED GARAGE DESIGN

Detached Garage Location

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