New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
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22.11.A Driveway Design
22.11.A.1 Residential Driveways, Excluding Multi-Family and Townhouse Dwellings
a. A residential driveway that provides access to a garage is limited to a maximum of twelve (12) feet in width at the front property line. A driveway apron, the width of the garage, as measured from the garage walls, is permitted to extend for a distance (depth) of twenty (20) feet from the garage doors before tapering back to the required driveway width for access to the additional spaces. Driveways that do not terminate in a garage are limited to twelve (12) feet in width. (See Figure 22-8: Residential Driveway Width). The Department of Safety & Permits Director may exercise discretion of this general rule based on the location of the garage and its distance from the curb.
b. Driveways shall be located a minimum of one (1) foot from the side lot line. However, a residential driveway may be shared by adjacent lots. This shared driveway location is only allowed if agreed to by the owners of each lot, and the agreement is recorded as a shared driveway servitude on each plat of survey and submitted to the Department of Safety and Permits.
FIGURE 22-8: RESIDENTIAL DRIVEWAY WIDTH
DETACHED GARAGE DRIVEWAY WIDTH
ATTACHED GARAGE DRIVEWAY WIDTH
Adopted by Ord. 29126, 8-12-22, ZD016/22
22.11.A.2 Multi-Family and Townhouse Dwellings, and Non-Residential Driveways
a. Except for access to loading berths, driveways shall be a maximum of twelve (12) feet for one-way drives, and a maximum of twenty-four (24) feet for two-way drives, subject to review by the Department of Public Works.
b. Driveways, off-street parking areas and access aisles for multi-family residential and non-residential parking lots shall be designed in accordance with Figure 22-2.