New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
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4.5.F Changes to Approved Plans
The following types of amendments to approved development plans are permitted, upon written request of the property owner holding the approved application.
4.5.F.1 Changes Approved by the Executive Director of City Planning Commission
The Executive Director of the City Planning Commission may approve the following minor changes:
a. Any changes to building materials or building facades, provided that the change in materials is listed as a permitted material.
b. Any increases in floor area of structures, provided that the floor area is not expand beyond twenty percent (20%) and does not exceed the bulk regulations of the underlying zoning district.
c. Any height increases to existing structures, provided that the height of the structure does not increase beyond ten percent (10%) and the height does not exceed the height limit established for the district.
d. Any changes in the uses of the buildings, provided that the use is considered permitted in the applicable district.
e. Rearrangements of internal streets and driveways, where such is found to be consistent with previous approvals, improves traffic circulation, and/or otherwise improves the development plan.
f. Changes to the number and/or arrangement of parking and loading spaces that are in compliance with this ordinance. Increases or decreases in, or rearrangment of, off-street parking spaces in any part of the development plan.
g. Such additional changes, adjustments, or alterations to elements of the development plan, such as walks, fencing, signs, lighting, landscape, or other elements, as may be necessary or desirable to improve the quality of the approved development plan or to provide for consistency with such other changes as may be authorized in this section.
Adopted by Ord. No. 29,126, §4, Aug. 12, 2022, Zoning Docket 16/22
4.5.F.2 Changes Approved by the City Planning Commission
The City Planning Commission, upon recommendation of other applicable City departments or commissions, may approve the following changes:
a. Increases in total building coverage of any structure beyond twenty percent (20%) in any part of the development plan.
b. Increases in height of any individual structure beyond ten percent (10%) and up to twenty percent (20%) of the approved height of said structure, provided that the requested height does not exceed the height limit established in the district.
c. Increases in the number of structures permitted in any part of the development plan.
All applications for amendments to approved Conditional Use plans requiring City Planning Commission approval shall include a Project Neighborhood Participation Program (Project NPP) in accordance with Article 4, Section 4.3.D.2 Pre-Application Meeting and Project Neighborhood Participation Program.
Adopted by Ord. 29084 MCS, 7-7-22, ZD 017/22; Ord. No. 29,126, §4, Aug. 12, 2022, Zoning Docket 16/22
4.5.F.3 Changes Approved by the City Council
The City Council, upon recommendation of the City Planning Commission and other applicable City departments or commissions, may approve all other changes to the approved development plan. However, if a new conditional use or variance is proposed, the applicant is required to resubmit a new application for approval.