New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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23.6.B Front Landscape Yard

Where a multi-family dwelling of seven (7) or more dwelling units, mixed-use development, or non-residential use maintains parking in front of the principal building, a front landscape yard a minimum of ten (10) feet in width shall be installed along the front lot line. In this case, the front landscape yard requirements control rather than the perimeter parking lot landscape requirements.

1.  Five (5) plant unit options are presented in Table 23-2: Plant Unit Examples.  Any alternative or a combination of alternatives may be used. Plantings may be spaced at various intervals and/or clustered based on specific site requirements or design scheme, to be approved as part of the landscape plan.

2.   One (1) plant unit per one-hundred (100) linear feet shall be provided.

3.  When figuring the number of plant units or quantity of plant material required, the number shall be rounded up. For example, three and one-tenths (3.1) shade trees is rounded up to four (4) shade trees.

4.  All plant materials, excluding trees, shall be in the bedline. All plant materials in raised planters do not meet the requirements of this section.

5.  Use of rocks or bare earth in lieu of groundcover plantings may not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the total front yard landscape area, excluding driveways, walkways or other access points. 

Table 23-2: Plant Unit Examples

PLANT UNIT OPTIONS

QUANTITY & TYPE OF PLANTS

ILLUSTRATION

EXAMPLE UNIT A

1 Shade Tree

2 Ornamental Trees

20 Shrubs

EXAMPLE UNIT B

1 Shade Tree

1 Ornamental Tree

1 Evergreen Tree

30 Shrubs

EXAMPLE UNIT C

2 Ornamental Trees

3 Evergreen Trees

25 Shrubs

EXAMPLE UNIT D

4 Evergreen Trees

34 Shrubs