The City of New Orleans website has a cool new mapping tool that allows you to zoom in on any lot in Orleans Parish and obtain up to date zoning information.
• View the city in satellite imagery or as street map.
• Search by street address or drag and click on a location.
• Create custom layers that show lot, square, zoning and future land use.
For each lot it will tell you the zoning designation, description and when the map was last updated. Click on each item for more detailed information and a link to the zoning ordinance itself. Check your neighbors. Check yourself. Check the commercial development on the corner.
The Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance is the “blue print” to new developments in New Orleans real estate. Last updated in the 1970’s a new ordinance is in the process of being adopted. It will afford predictability and uniformity to what has been an ad hoc process of appeals for each non-conforming use and waiver. The goal has been to balance comprehensiveness and simplicity, so that the average citizen can understand it. High tech mapping tools have allowed the City to analyze neighborhood patterns of use as never before which should lead to fairer and more just decisions.
You will find a link to the Planning and Zoning Lookup Tool on the City’s website at: