New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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24.13.G.3.b Zoning Districts Group One

The following regulations apply to non-residential uses in the following districts:
VCC-1, VCC-2, VCS, VCE-1, VCP, HMC-1, HMC-2, and HM-MU Districts.

i.  Only one (1) sign, whether wall, window, or projecting, is permitted for each business establishment.

ii.  No more than fifty percent (50%) of the area of any wall, window, or projecting sign may be used to advertise products or commodities sold on the premises.

iii.  Wall and window signs are permitted thirty (30) square inches of sign area for each one (1) foot of street frontage. Where there is more than one (1) business establishment on a lot with street frontage in excess of fifty (50) feet, the total sign area may be increased one (1) square foot for each ten (10) feet of street frontage. However, no one (1) sign may exceed eight (8) square feet in area.

iv.  Projecting signs are permitted sixty (60) square inches of sign area for each foot of lot frontage. The area of a projecting sign is the sum of the areas of both faces. No projecting sign may exceed a total for both sign faces of sixteen (16) square feet.

v.  Where two (2) or more businesses are conducted on the premises of single ownership having a street frontage of twenty-five (25) feet or less, the allowable sign area may be increased by fifty percent (50%). However, the increased sign area is the total maximum sign area permitted for the entire property and are not interpreted to be the permitted sign area for each sign.