New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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25.3.E.2 Permitted Changes in Nonconforming Use

a.  In all districts, except the Historic Core Districts, if no structural alterations are made, a nonconforming use of a structure may be changed to another nonconforming use of the same or more restrictive classification, provided that the new nonconforming use is not more intensive than the prior use, as determined by the Department of Safety & Permits. Whenever a nonconforming use of a structure has been changed to a more restrictive use or to a conforming use, such use cannot then be changed to a less restrictive use.

b.  In the Historic Core Districts, if no structural alterations are made, a nonconforming use may be changed to another use in accordance with Table 25-1: Historic Core Nonconforming Use Conversion Permissions. Nonconforming residential uses in the HMR-3 District are not permitted to convert to commercial uses.

Table 25-1: Historic Core Neighborhood Nonconforming Use Conversion Permissions

A nonconforming use located in the following district:

May be changed to another use, but limited to the uses permitted in the following districts:

VCR District

VCR District

VCC District

VCC District

VCE District

VCR and VCC Districts

VCS District

VCR and VCC Districts

HMR District

HMR and HMC-1 Districts

HMC District

HMR and HMC-1 Districts

HM-MU District

HMR and HMC-1 Districts