New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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5.9 Planned Development Standards for Centers for Industry Districts

5.9.A Intent   

The intent of these regulations is to encourage the coordinated development of large tracts of land into employment centers focused on office and related activities. In addition, certain retail and service functions are permitted intended to support the overall focus as a center of business and business-related services. It is expressly intended that developments of this type do not become principally oriented towards retailing or personal services. 

5.9.B Development Bonus   

In the establishment and authorization of a planned development in the Centers for Industry Districts, the following provides the baseline for determining whether a project qualifies for development bonuses. The project may be awarded a maximum of twenty-five percent (25%) height bonus in LI or BIP districts, or fifteen percent (15%) parking reduction in each of the following categories. In no case may the bonuses exceed fifty percent (50%) of the height or reduce the parking more than thirty percent (30%) of that allowed by the zoning district.

1. The development uses innovative stormwater management controls that filters and stores at least twenty-five percent (25%) more stormwater than required by this Ordinance.

2. Provides water quality treatment for currently untreated, off-site areas with a drainage area of at least twenty five percent (25%) of the subject tract area.

3. Clusters impervious coverage and disturbed areas in a manner that permanently preserves the most environmentally sensitive areas of the site that are not otherwise protected.

4. The development achieves standards of a recognized green building certification, such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Home Energy Rating System, Enterprise Green Communities, National Green Building Standard, Energy Star for Buildings Program, Net-Zero Energy Building, or another similar certification approved by the Director of the Department of Safety and Permits.