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City 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.  

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.

City Planning
Announcements

February 8, 2024

Master Plan Amendment Requests for Planning Districts 9 through 13

Master Plan Future Land Use Map (FLUM) requests for Planning Districts 9 through 13 will be heard at the Special City Planning Commission hearing on March 5, 2024, at 1:30pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Any items not considered at this meeting will be heard at the regularly scheduled March 12 and March 26, 2024, City Planning Commission hearings.

January 24, 2024

CANCELLED - Special CPC hearing on February 20, 2024

The Special CPC meeting on February 20, 2024, is CANCELLED to consider Planning Districts 9-13 Master Plan Future Land Use Map (FLUM) amendment requests. Items will be heard at the March 5, 2024, Special CPC hearing and a second Special CPC hearing, the date of which is pending.

January 10, 2024

Board of Zoning Adjustments January Special Meeting Information

The Monday, January 29 Board of Zoning Adjustments special meeting will be held at the Orleans Parish School Board at 2401 Westbend Parkway, Suite 1050. The meeting will stream exclusively on YouTube.

Agenda + Reports

January 7, 2024

CANCELLED: Board of Zoning Adjustments January Meeting Information

CANCELLED DUE TO EXPECTED INCLEMENT WEATHER

The Monday, January 8 Board of Zoning Adjustments meeting will be held at the Orleans Parish School Board at 2401 Westbend Parkway, Suite 1050. The meeting will stream exclusively on YouTube.

Agenda + Reports

City Planning
Services

Programs & Initiatives
Neighborhood Participation Program

The purpose of the Neighborhood Participation Program for Land Use actions is to provide timely notification of any proposed land use action affecting a neighborhood and to provide the opportunity for meaningful neighborhood review of and comment on such proposals.

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Programs & Initiatives
Brownfields Program

The CPC Brownfield Program is tasked with supporting project redevelopment and environmental clean-up. Following the EPA guidelines for cleanup and reuse are essential to ensure the contamination does not affect the quality of life of residents. Brownfield funding help to bridge the financial gap when expensive contamination/assessment and clean-up are needed.

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Upcoming Meetings

City Planning Commission

February 27, 2024 1:30 PM
March 5, 2024 1:30 PM

Board of Zoning Adjustments

No upcoming meetings

Design Advisory Committee

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Planning Advisory Committee

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February 8, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Master Plan Amendment Requests for Planning Districts 9 through 13

Master Plan Future Land Use Map (FLUM) requests for Planning Districts 9 through 13 will be heard at the Special City Planning Commission hearing on March 5, 2024, at 1:30pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Any items not considered at this meeting will be heard at the regularly scheduled March 12 and March 26, 2024, City Planning Commission hearings.

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January 24, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

CANCELLED - Special CPC hearing on February 20, 2024

The Special CPC meeting on February 20, 2024, is CANCELLED to consider Planning Districts 9-13 Master Plan Future Land Use Map (FLUM) amendment requests. Items will be heard at the March 5, 2024, Special CPC hearing and a second Special CPC hearing, the date of which is pending.

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January 10, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Board of Zoning Adjustments January Special Meeting Information

The Monday, January 29 Board of Zoning Adjustments special meeting will be held at the Orleans Parish School Board at 2401 Westbend Parkway, Suite 1050. The meeting will stream exclusively on YouTube.

Agenda + Reports

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