New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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4.4.G Approval Standards

The City Planning Commission recommendation and the City Council decision on applications for a planned development shall, on the basis of all information submitted, evaluate the impact of the planned development on the surrounding properties and neighborhoods to ensure the appropriateness of the planned development at a particular location and ensure that the planned development will not have an adverse impact on the surrounding neighborhood. The Commission and Council shall specifically consider the extent to which:

1.  The proposed planned development complies with the applicable standards of Article 5.

2.  The proposed planned development at the specified location is consistent with the policies embodied in the adopted Master Plan.

3.  The proposed planned development is compatible with and preserves the character and integrity of adjacent development and neighborhoods and, as required by the particular circumstances, includes improvements or modifications either on-site or within the public right-of-way to mitigate development-related adverse impacts, including but not limited to:

a.  Adequate ingress and egress to property and proposed structures thereon with particular reference to vehicular and pedestrian safety and convenience, and access in case of fire.

b.  Off-street parking and loading areas, with particular reference to the extent to which requirements have been met, so as to place no additional burden on the neighborhood.

c.   Refuse and service areas.

d.  Utilities with reference to location, availability, and compatibility.

e.  Screening and buffering features to minimize visual impacts and/or set-backs from adjacent uses.

f.  Control of proposed exterior lighting with reference to glare, traffic safety, economic effect, and compatibility and harmony with properties in the district.

g.   Required yards and open space.

h.  Height and bulk of structures.

i.  Roadway adjustments, traffic control devices or mechanisms, and access restrictions to control traffic flow or divert traffic as may be needed to reduce or eliminate development-generated traffic on neighborhood streets.

j.  The amount and location of existing impervious surface.

4.   Any proposed variance from zoning standards meets the approval standards of Section 4.6.F. with the exception that the required affordable housing units as part of the affordable housing development shall not be subject to a variance.

Ord 28800 MCS, 10-21-21, ZD 56/21