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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Planning Project

City-owned Property Disposition / Acquisition

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The City Charter requires the approval of all proposals for disposition of the City’s property by the City Planning Commission (CPC), the City Council, and the Mayor. With limited exceptions, the CPC’s Administrative Rules, Policies, and Procedures require consideration of property disposition and acquisition requests by the CPC following a public hearing. The CPC’s staff analyzes the request and obtains input from several other City agencies. The CPC then considers each request and makes a decision, which is forwarded to the City Council for informational purposes. Property disposition requests are commonly initiated to allow the City to dispose of land that is no longer needed for a public purpose. Property acquisitions are commonly initiated to allow the City to obtain land for new public service facilities, such as police stations, fire stations, and community centers.

Required documents/steps

  • The process/applications are initiated by the City’s Department of Property Management, which sends the request’s routing sheet to the City Planning Commission (CPC)
  • The request is docketed for a CPC public hearing within 45 days of receipt
  • Notice of the request is published in the official journal and notices are mailed to adjacent property owners
  • The request is reviewed by the City’s Planning Advisory Committee
  • The City Planning staff writes a report analyzing whether the property is needed for public purposes
  • A public hearing is held by the CPC
  • The CPC makes a recommendation which is forwarded to the City Council for informational purposes

Issuing agency

Department of Property Management, City Planning Commission
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