New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
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25.3.G.6 Existing Nonconforming Hospitals in Single-Family or Two-Family Residential Districts
Existing nonconforming hospitals located in a single-family or two-family residential district may be maintained, altered, or expanded subject to the following standards:
a. Such expansion includes only the addition of uses or services incidental to the principal activity of the hospital without change of use or zoning classification.
b. The lot was either:
i. Occupied by hospital buildings and used for services customarily incidental to the principal activity of the hospital as of October 19, 1967; or
ii. The lot to be maintained, altered, or expanded by the addition of uses or services was contiguous to or abutting the lot where the hospital is situated or is separated by a street and fronted on the same public street separating the lot as of October 19, 1967.
c. The lot to be maintained, altered, or expanded by the addition of uses or services, together with the other lots owned by the hospital were either contiguous or separated from each other by a public street as of October 19, 1967, contain an aggregate of not less than ten (10) acres.
d. The expansion or structural alteration does not encroach into any required yard area or off-street parking area.
e. The proposed alteration or expansion of uses or services complies with existing City ordinances and does not cause serious negative impacts to occupants of adjoining premises by reason of emission of odors, fumes, gases, dust, smoke, noise, vibration, light, glare, or other nuisance.
f. Any and all future structures or uses are used only for the principal activity or accessory uses to the principal activity of the hospital and for related institutional activities, such as libraries, parking areas, and other similar uses.
g. No new commercial activities of any kind are permitted, in whole or in part, main or accessory, such as personal service establishments, restaurants, hotels and retail goods establishments, except as may be incidental and necessary to the principal activity of the hospital and of the type that existed in said hospital as of October 19, 1967.
h. The hospital may not be enlarged outside its current boundaries, including by addition of any other lots subsequently acquired by the hospital.
i. Any alteration or expansion by the addition of new structures under the provisions of this section shall be enclosed by a continuous masonry, brick, iron, or picketfence. If such fence is not opaque, then landscape shall be installed along the fence to screen the structure. The fence shall be a minimum of seven (7) feet in height.