New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
Printed: 9/28/2023 9:02:13 AM
28.5.1 Affordable Rental Housing Development Density Bonus
In order to incentivize the construction of multi-family housing with the inclusion of affordable rental housing, a density bonus shall be allowed for applicable housing developments in accordance with Article 28, Section 28.1:
A. Density Bonus Calculations
- A density bonus refers to a reduction in the required minimum lot area per dwelling unit. All applicable housing developments shall be allowed a by-right density bonus of thirty percent (30%). Housing Developments may be allowed up to a fifty percent (50%) density bonus if the development remains within the permissible height and floor area ratios (FAR) regulated by the base zoning district.
- All rental affordable units of additional units provided by the density bonus shall be constructed on-site.
B. Limitation of density bonus:
- A density bonus shall only be used in the residential portion of a mixed-use development.
- Up to a fifty percent (50%) density bonus shall only be allowed in the “core” submarkets.
Ord. 29566, 8-1-23, Zoning Docket 014-23