New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

Printed: 9/21/2023 5:12:21 PM

4.4.E.3 Action by the City Planning Commission

a.  The City Planning Commission shall conduct a public hearing on a proposed planned development in accordance with Section 3.4 fifty (50) days from the date the application is docketed. Notice of the public hearing is required in accordance with Section 3.3.

b.  After the close of the public hearing, the City Planning Commission shall make a recommendation. Based upon the evidence presented at the public hearing, the City Planning Commission shall evaluate the application against the applicable standards in Paragraph G below.

c.  The City Planning Commission shall recommend approval, modified approval, or denial sixty (60) days from the opening of the public hearing. The City Planning Commission may also vote to defer action within City Charter required timeframes in cases where it discovers applicants have not submitted complete and accurate information, including but not limited to errors or omissions in following the Project NPP.  The failure to resolve a finding of incomplete or inaccurate information may be grounds for recommending denial.  If the City Planning Commission fails to act by a vote of the majority of the Commission members, the application will be forwarded to the City Council without recommendation of no legal majority. The City Planning Commission’s written recommendations, together with the staff report and recommendation, if any, shall be filed with the Clerk of the City Council. 

Ord. No. 27,222, ยง2, Dec. 20, 2016, Zoning Docket 99/16