New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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5.6.A Intent

The intent of these regulations is to provide greater flexibility in land development by encouraging the adaptive reuse of historic nonconforming institutional and industrial structures in residential districts without creating an unreasonable imposition on existing or future land uses in the adjacent neighborhood. Planned development is intended to encourage a mixture of housing types while minimizing negative influences such as land use conflicts, heavy traffic congestion, and excessive demands on public facilities. Furthermore, these developments shall be designed to protect and enhance the natural environment to the greatest extent possible.