New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

Printed: 9/25/2023 6:48:12 PM

5.5.C Required Protection of Wetland and Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Disturbance to critical environmental features and wildlife habitats shall be minimized as follows:

1. New planned developments in the M-MU District shall be designed such as to avoid disturbing, to the extent possible, any critical environmental features or wildlife habitats on a site. Critical environmental features include, but are not limited to, such things as bayous, lakes, wetlands, rare or endangered species habitat, and large wooded areas. Other features may be determined to be critical to the environment and hydrology of the site and the surrounding area through the evaluation of the proposed development as part of the planned development review process.

2. The locations of any critical environmental features and wildlife habitats on the site shall be indicated on the development plan submitted with the planned development application.

3. Adverse construction impacts on environmentally critical features shall be mitigated during development.