New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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21.6.X Outdoor Sales and Display, and Outdoor Storage

21.6.X.1 Outdoor Sales and Display   

Retail goods establishments and motor vehicle dealerships, large, are permitted outdoor sales and display of merchandise, by either a storeowner or occupant, outside the store and within the same lot. Any lawfully existing retail goods establishment or motor vehicle dealership is permitted to display and sell its merchandise outdoors under the following conditions:

a.  Sales and display areas shall not obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic. No sales and display area is permitted in a required yard.

b.  No required parking area may be used as an outdoor sales and display area.

c.  The outdoor sales and display of automobile parts, such as tires, is prohibited.

d.  Vending machines accessory to commercial uses, such as ice and propane storage machines and DVD vending machines, are regulated by Paragraph L above.

e. Outdoor display areas may be located within the public right-of-way upon approval of a Sidewalk Use Permit from the Department of Safety and Permits and shall be considered a temporary use in accordance with the standards of Section 21.8.

Adopted by Ord. 27,599 MCS, ยง2, November 21, 2017, Zoning Docket 071-17; Technical Correction #7, 12-17-18; Ord. 29126, 8-12-22, ZD016/22

21.6.X.2 Outdoor Storage   

The following uses are permitted outdoor storage: nursery, including the growing of plants in the open, heavy sales, rental, and service, motor vehicle dealership and rental establishment, motor vehicle operations facility, motor vehicle service and repair, minor or major, light, heavy, and maritime-dependent manufacturing, outdoor storage yards, and contractor storage yards. These uses are permitted outdoor storage in accordance with the following provisions:

a.  No outdoor storage is permitted in any public right-of-way or located so as to obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic. No outdoor storage is permitted in a required yard.

b.  All manufacturing, assembly, repair, or work activity shall take place inside an enclosed building. This does not apply to heavy industrial or maritime industrial uses that are typically conducted outdoors or have an outdoor component.

c.  No required parking area may be used as an outdoor storage.

d. No materials stored or displayed outdoors may be of a greater height than that of the required screening, with the exception of storage of construction equipment.

e.  All outdoor storage shall comply with the screening requirements of Article 23.