New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
Printed: 9/25/2023 6:00:28 PM
22.11.C Cross-Access Servitudes
1. Adjacent commercial uses that possess dedicated parking areas are encouraged to provide a cross-access drive to allow circulation between sites. For new commercial, office, and service uses, a system of joint use driveways and cross-access servitudes is encouraged where feasible. Commercial property owners are encouraged to pursue cross-access with neighboring property owners at the time of development. (See Figure 22-10: Cross-Access Servitudes)
2. Joint use driveways and cross-access servitudes shall incorporate the following:
a. A minimum width of twelve (12) feet with no adjacent parking to ensure two-way travel aisles to accommodate automobiles, service vehicles and loading vehicles.
b. Bump-outs and other design features to make it visually obvious that the abutting properties are tied together.
c. A unified access and circulation plan for coordinated or shared parking areas.
3. Pursuant to this section, property owners who establish cross-access servitudes shall:
a. Record a servitude allowing cross-access to and from properties served by the joint use driveways and cross-access servitude.
b. Record a servitude that remaining access rights along the roadway will be dedicated to the City, and that any pre-existing driveways will be closed and eliminated after construction of the joint-use driveway.
c. Record a joint maintenance agreement defining the maintenance responsibilities of each property owner.
FIGURE 22-10: CROSS-ACCESS SERVITUDES