New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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24.1 Purpose

The purpose of this Article is to establish a framework for a comprehensive system of sign controls governing the display, design, construction, installation, and maintenance of signs that will:

A.  Promote and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the City by ensuring the compatibility of signs with surrounding architecture, including the scale of buildings, and land uses.

B.  Create a more attractive business and economic climate by enhancing and protecting the orderly and effective display of signs.

C.  To protect the public from hazardous conditions that result from the indiscriminate use and placement of signs, structurally unsafe signs, signs which obscure the vision of pedestrians or motorists, signs which compete or conflict with necessary traffic signals and warning signs, and obscene signs.

Ord. No. 028064, ยง1, April 25, 2019, Zoning Docket 11/19