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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

City Planning Commission

What is the Planning Commission?

The New Orleans City Planning Commission is a nine member citizen board appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.  The Planning Commission provides analysis and recommendations to the City Council on matters dealing with the present and future development of the City, in accordance with the goals and policies of the City's Plan for the 21st Century or the Master Plan.  This includes reviewing, approving, and/or recommending to the City Council requests for master plan amendments, map changes, text amendments to the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO), appeals and subdivisions.  The Planning Commission meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise indicated) at 1:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  

What is the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA)?

The Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) is a seven member board made up of citizens that are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council.  The Board hears and makes final decisions on requests for variances from the requirements of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and considers appeals of decisions by the Director of Safety and Permits.  This Board was placed under the management of City Planning by a City Charter revision that became effective on January 1, 1996. The Board of Zoning Adjustments meets the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise indicated) at 10:00 am in the City Council Chambers.

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Updated August 17, 2017 at 12:50 PM

Public Hearings Scheduled for Master Plan Amendment Reconsideration

The City Council has adopted motions for the City Planning Commission to reconsider certain Master Plan text amendments and Future Land Use Map amendments.  

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Updated August 7, 2017 at 12:51 PM

CPC Hearing Location Change

The August 8, 2017, City Planning Commission public hearing has been relocated to the 8th floor Homeland Security conference room due to a scheduling conflict in the Council Chamber.  The meeting will begin at 1:30pm as scheduled.  

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Updated July 20, 2017 at 3:36 PM

NPP Meeting Notifications Now Available on NoticeMe

Once registered at http://noticeme.nola.gov/, the email address will receive notices of when a Neighborhood Participation Program meeting is scheduled. 

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Updated June 16, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Board of Zoning Adjustments to consider amendments to its Rules, Policies, & Procedures

The Board of Zoning Adjustments will conduct a public hearing at its July 10, 2017 regular meeting to receive public comment on and consider amendments to the text of its Rules, Policies, & Procedures. 

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Updated June 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Riverfront Overlay Study *Updated*

At its May 9, 2017, public hearing, the City Planning Commission deferred the Riverfront Overlay Study to its June 27, 2017, public hearing.

 

 

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Updated June 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Smart Housing Mix Ordinance Study

In accordance with Motion M-16-490, the City Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing and study to investigate the creation and implementation of a Smart Housing Mix Ordinance.

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Updated June 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Public Meeting Dates for the Master Plan

THE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION HEREBY ANNOUNCES THAT IT WILL HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS TO SOLICIT THE OPINIONS OF CITIZENS RELATIVE TO CERTAIN PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY’S “PLAN FOR THE 21ST CENTURY,” ALSO KNOWN AS THE MASTER PLAN.

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Updated June 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

City Planning Commission recommends approval of new Local Historic Districts

The City Planning Commission has recommended approval of the creation of new local historic districts: Uptown, Carrollton, Mid City, and Parkview.

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Updated June 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Master Plan Amendments Update

The Master Plan amendment application period closed September 9, 2016, and applications are now posted on the CPC website.

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Updated June 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Affordable Housing Impact Statements Study

In accordance with City Council Motion M-16-167, the City Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on July 12, 2016 on how affordable housing impacts can be assessed as part of land-use and building applications in the City of New Orleans. The CPC will study and consider the use of affordable housing impact statements and recommend potential changes to the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and other applicable codes, if necessary.

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Updated June 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Capital Improvement Plan 2017-2021

The City Planning Commission is required under Section 5-402 of the Home Rule Charter to prepare a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the City of New Orleans and to assist in the preparation of the City’s annual capital budget.  The City Planning Commission will begin holding public hearings with each City agency requesting capital funds from June 24, 2016 to July 22, 2016.  

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Updated June 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

One Stop Shop changes operating hours

Beginning on August 8, 2013, the One Stop will close to the public at 3:30 P.M. on Fridays in order to hold staff meetings and trainings.  

Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Friday 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

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Updated June 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

New Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

The New Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance is now effective.  

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Updated June 22, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Planning and Zoning Lookup Tool is now the Property Viewer

The Planning and Zoning Lookup Tool is now called the Property Viewer.  Zoning, Future Land Use, Draft Zoning, and Ownership information can be obtained on the new Property Viewer.  

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Last updated: 6/2/2017 3:03:34 PM

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