New Orleans Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

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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.