Canal Street Study

Canal Street Study Adopted

The City Planning Commission adopted the recommendations of the Canal Street Study at its October 23, 2018 public hearing.  The final study was submitted to the City Council on October 31, 2018 in accordance with Motion M-18-200.  To view the final study, please select the link below:

Motion M-18-200

The Canal Street Study is a request by City Council Motition M-18-200 for the City Planning Commission to conduct a public hearing and study to (1) compile and summarize previous studies and advisory reports on the improvement of Canal Street between Claiborne Avenue and the Mississippi River, and (2) analyze new aspects of such, including but not limited to:

  1. Identifying key recommendations and barriers that have prevented those recommendations from being implemented;
  2. Identifying gaps in knowledge, resources, and considerations relevant to restoring Canal Street as a key destination in the City;
  3. Identifying opportunity sites for commercial or residential use;
  4. Providing recommendations for incentivizing use of upper floors while discouraging demolition of historic structures;
  5. Examination of whether encouraging upper floor development for the purpose of operating short term rentals along this corridor could spur revitalization, such as attracting more diverse and upscale retail on the bottom floors; and
  6. Providing recommendations for regulatory or policy initiatives that could be implemented to best accomplish the goal of restoring Canal Street as a key destination within the City.

Deadline Extension

On August 27th, the City Council granted the City Planning Commission an extension for the Canal Street Study.  The City Planning Commission will consider recommendations of the study at its October 23, 2018 meeting and transmit the study to the City Council by November 1, 2018 for its review.

Written public comment will continue to be accepted through 5pm, Monday October 15th, and may be submitted in the following ways:

  • By e-mail:
  • By U.S. Mail addressed to: Robert D. Rivers, Executive Director, City Planning Commission, 1300 Perdido Street, 7th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70112

Public Hearing Notice

The City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing July 10, 2018, in the City Council Chamber (City Hall - 1E07) on the Canal Street Study.  The public hearing will begin following the 1:30pm regular zoning meeting. 

Reports & Presentations

Public Hearing Date Materials
July 10, 2018   Report Presentation
October 23, 2018 Report Presentation
October 31, 2018 Final Report