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Home » Vieux Carré Commission » Applications & Permits » Application Review Process
Every permit to do work in the Vieux Carré goes through the following rigorous review process. Click on the arrows on the right for more information on each step.
Before any exterior work can be undertaken on a property which falls within the Vieux Carré district, the owner, owner's representative, lessee, architect or contractor must first apply to and receive a permit from the Vieux Carré Commission. Applicants must have permission of the property owner(s) for all proposed work.
Next the Commission staff reviews all applications.
At the Architectural Committee Meeting, members either approve applications or formulate a recommendation to the full Commission on those proposals which require Commission review and approval. Applicants will be notified in writing of Architectural Committee actions and recommendations.
If the Architectural Committee denies a proposal and the applicant so wishes, or if the nature of the application is such that only the Commission may approve the work proposed,the matter will be heard before the full Commission at its next monthly Commission meeting.
When an application goes to a full Commission meeting, after a staff presentation and public comment, the Commission votes in public to either approve, deny or defer action on the application. The applicant is notified in writing of the Commission's decision.
Any action of the Commission may be appealed by the applicant to the New Orleans City Council within thirty (30) days of the date that the Commission notifies the applicant, in writing, of its actions. When a proposed demolition is involved, the Commission usually requires that said proposal lay over for one month before taking final action.
Agendas for both Architectural Committee and Commission meetings are sent to the applicant, the property owner and the architect. Also copies of the agenda are available at the Commission's office during the week prior to the meeting. All Architectural Committee and Commission meetings are open to the public
Last updated: 2/28/2013 4:04:58 PM