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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.
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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The City Planning Commission in accordance with provisions of the revised statutes of the State of Louisiana and the City Charter regarding property disposition and acquisitions, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 following the zoning public hearing, in the City Council Chamber (City Hall 1E07).
In accordance with Motion M-17-440, the City Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on October 24, 2017 to receive public comment on the Hazardous Sites Inventory - Environmental Plan currently under study.
Due to an anticipated quorum issue, the City Planning Commission will move the public hearing and reconsideration of Master Plan amendments to the beginning of its agenda at 12:30pm, October 10, 2017.
At is July 10, 2017 regular meeting, the Board of Zoning Adjustments adopted amendments to the text of its Rules, Policies, & Procedures.
The City Council has adopted motions for the City Planning Commission to reconsider certain Master Plan text amendments and Future Land Use Map amendments.
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.
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.
Once registered at http://noticeme.nola.gov/, the email address will receive notices of when a Neighborhood Participation Program meeting is scheduled.
At its May 9, 2017, public hearing, the City Planning Commission deferred the Riverfront Overlay Study to its June 27, 2017, public hearing.
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.
The City Planning Commission has recommended approval of the creation of new local historic districts: Uptown, Carrollton, Mid City, and Parkview.
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.
The Master Plan amendment application period closed September 9, 2016, and applications are now posted on the CPC website.
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.
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.
The New Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance is now effective.
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.
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Friday 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
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.
Last updated: 11/14/2017 9:52:23 AM