New Orleans Commercial Real Estate: Know Your Zoning


This issue examines New Orleans’ commercial real estate zoning changes and explores what businesses are allowed in the Light Industrial, Heavy Industrial and C-1 categories.

New Zoning Master Plan

The New Orleans City Planning Commission is preparing a citywide Master Plan to guide the longterm physical development of the city, along with a new, user-friendly Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. A consultant team led by Goody Clancy and made up of national and New Orleans based experts will assist the City Planning Commission and the community in creating the Master Plan and new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. Meetings will be held September 12th through 27th to receive comments from the public, then the City Planning Commission will hold formal public hearings and vote on the ordinance, followed by a vote by the City Council.

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