New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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22.10 Design of Off-Street Loading Spaces

22.10.A Location   

All off-street loading spaces shall be located on the same lot as the use served. No off-street loading spaces may project into a public right-of-way. No off-street loading space is permitted in a front yard.

22.10.B Dimensions   

1.  All required off-street loading spaces shall be a minimum of twelve (12) feet in width, a minimum of thirty-five (35) feet in length, exclusive of aisle and maneuvering space, and have a vertical clearance of at least fourteen (14) feet.

2.  Loading spaces for a funeral home may be reduced in size to ten (10) feet by twenty-five (25) feet and vertical clearance reduced to eight (8) feet.

22.10.C Surfacing   

All off-street loading spaces shall be paved with a durable, all-weather material or an approved permeable paving system.

22.10.D Drainage and Maintenance   

Off-street loading facilities shall be drained to eliminate standing water and prevent damage to abutting property and/or public streets and alleys, and surfaced with erosion-resistant material in accordance with applicable City specifications. Off-street loading areas shall be maintained in a clean, orderly and dust-free condition at the expense of the owner or lessee.

22.10.E Access Control and Signs   

Each required off-street loading space shall be designed to include appropriate signage indicating adequate means of vehicular access to a street or alley, in the manner in which minimizes interference with traffic movement. Signs shall meet the requirements of Article 24.

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

22.10.F Lighting   

Loading facility lighting shall meet the requirements of Section 21.5. Illumination of an off-street loading facility shall be arranged so as to deflect the direct rays of light away from adjacent properties and streets. 

22.10.G Landscape and Screening   

All loading facilities shall be landscaped and screened in accordance with Article 23.