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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 first Monday of each month (unless otherwise indicated) at 10:00 am in the City Council Chambers.

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Updated April 19, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Master Plan Amendment Applications

The City Planning Commission announces the opening of the amendment period for The Plan for the 21st Century: New Orleans 2030, more commonly known as the Master Plan.

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Updated March 17, 2016 at 9:06 AM

Neighborhood Participation Study Deferred

The City Planning Commission has decided to defer the Neighborhood Participation (NPP) Study.  This will allow the City Planning Commission staff additional time to analyze the implications of proposed changes and to research procedural solutions to public comment. 

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Updated February 25, 2016 at 1:12 PM

City Planning Commission Meeting on February 29, 2016

There will be a City Planning Commission Meeting on February 29, 2016 at 12:00 noon in the City Council Chamber to duscuss the rescheduling of items on the February 23, 2016 agenda and other items.

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Updated February 23, 2016 at 10:42 AM

City Planning Commission Cancelled for February 23, 2016

City Hall will be closing at 1:00 pm due to inclement weather.  Due to this closure, the City Planning Commission that was scheduled for today, February 23, 2016, at 1:30 pm has been cancelled.  We will post additional information on rescheduling the items on this agenda when those plans are confirmed.  

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Updated December 1, 2015 at 2:27 PM

Short Term Rental Study Extension

The New Orleans City Planning Commission staff has requested and received an extension from the New Orleans City Council for the Short Term Rental Study. 

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Updated October 21, 2015 at 10:15 AM

City Planning Commission Location Change

The Regular City Planning Commission being held on October 27, 2015, at 1:30 PM, will be in the 8th Floor Conference Room and not in the City Council Chambers.  

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Updated September 21, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Planning and Special Projects Committee Meeting (Short Term Rental Study)

On August 20, 2015, the City Council passed Motion M-15-391 which directed the City Planning Commission to conduct a public hearing and study on the regulation of Short Term Rentals in the City of New Orleans. 

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Updated November 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM

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 September 4, 2014 at 3:03 PM

2015-2019 Capital Improvement Plan Draft and Public Hearing Notice

The City Planning Commission will hold two public hearings on the Draft Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), on September 9th and September 23rd, 2014. The CPC staff will present a summary of the draft CIP at the September 9th hearing.

Download the draft document here.

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Updated August 12, 2015 at 12:04 AM

New Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

The New Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance is now effective.  

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Updated April 24, 2014 at 12:38 PM

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: 4/22/2016 2:48:03 PM

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