New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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25.2.G Demolition of a Nonconforming Use or Structure

1.  The voluntary demolition of a nonconforming structure, use, or sign will result in the loss of the legal nonconforming status of that use and/or the nonconforming characteristic(s) of that structure, use, lot, or sign, including off-street parking.

2.  When a nonconforming structure, use, or sign has been voluntarily demolished, the structure, use, or sign may only be rebuilt in conformity with this Ordinance. 
 
3.  Where more than fifty percent (50%) of a structure has been voluntarily demolished, the retention of a wall or fa├žade on a nonconforming yard/setback is not sufficient to retain the nonconforming status of the yard/setback deficiency. In this instance, the work is treated as new construction and all applicable regulations shall be met.