New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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24.15.A Eligibility

1.  Any person or the City may apply for designation of an existing sign, as of the date of adoption of this Ordinance, as a classic sign. Classic signs are exempt from area, setback, height, lighting, movement, flashing, placement, type, content, placement and construction materials requirements of this Ordinance.

2.  To qualify for designation as a classic sign, the sign shall:

a.  Be at least twenty-five (25) years old or an exact replica of an original sign where the combined age of the duplicate and original sign is at least twenty-five (25) years.

b.  Possess unique physical design characteristics, such as configuration, message, color, texture, etc.

c.  Be of significance to the city, regardless of the use identified by the sign.

3.  A sign designated a classic sign may remain on the premises even if the original use to which the sign relates is no longer located on the premises.

4.  No designated classic sign may be converted into a billboard.