Developer Resources

The City of New Orleans strives to support developers as they bring new and exciting initiatives into the City. To that end, the Office of Business and External Services have created several opportunities to coordinate with developers as they initiate their projects. The resources below are provided to assist developers as they navigate the entire project management process -- from conception to execution.

Office of Business and External Services (OBES) Pre-Development Conference

OBES Pre-Development Conferences are an opportunity to meet with all departments involved in the development process at the same meeting. These meetings are scheduled to introduce the developers to local development regulations and the officials responsible for most aspects of development. The meeting offers an applicant the opportunity to explore project viability, major requirements, fees, timeframes, and overall processing issues before filing an application, preparing detailed plans, and committing other time and resources. The goal of this early consultation is to help applicants understand and improve the flow and compliance of projects as they move through the City's review system. These meetings provide an opportunity for the developer to discuss their proposal with City officials for developments.


Scheduling bi-weekly on Wednesdays 3pm-4pm and 4pm-5pm.

More about the pre-development conference. 

Development Working Group

Development Working Group meetings review projects being proposed in New Orleans and identify nexuses of combined opportunity between its member organizations. This group will evaluate each project to maximize local economic impact through employment opportunities, resilient infrastructure, and community benefit.


First Friday of every month, 10:30 AM

More about the development working group

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