Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) Meetings Happening NOW!

Monday, Sep 12, 2011

Why does the CZO matter to me?

Bike Easy and Transport for NOLA envisions New Orleans as a place that promotes transportation choice by encouraging land use and development patterns and regulations that support equitable and accessible public transit in New Orleans and the entire region. At each session, a presentation will be made 30 minutes after the doors open. The public will be able to view the proposed law’s text and maps, talk with city planners and submit written comments.

Do you share our dreams?

Stand up at an upcoming meeting, and tell your representatives at city government that we want:

  • Greater density and mixed-use development along key transportation corridors;
  • Pedestrian oriented urban form and design provisions;
  • Complete Streets Policies, Standards and Procedures;
  • Progressive off street parking standards: Low parking minimums, parking maximums with credit for bike parking, showers and bicycle lockers; on street parking, and transportation infrastructure; and
  • Tools and processes that incentivize Transit-Orientated Development (TOD).


Attend one meeting in the September 2011 Draft Zoning Ordinance Public Meetings. If you don’t know what to say, print out the above bullet points and ask for those!

Get More Background Information

The Times-Picayune recently featured an article about the CZO process if you’d like to get more background.

The City of New Orleans is in the middle of an ambitious rewrite of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO). The CZO is the regulatory framework for the implementation of the city’s master plan, The Plan for the 21st Century: New Orleans 2030

Beginning on September 12th, the New Orleans City Planning Commission will lead a series of 10 public meetings to discuss the first draft of the text and maps for the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance as well as proposed amendments to the master plan. These meetings will be held in various locations across the city and Transport for NOLA encourages you to attend at least the CZO meeting in your neighborhood

Below are the public meeting dates for the Draft Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance. At each meeting, a presentation will be made 30 minutes after the doors open. You will be able to view draft zoning text and maps, meet with city planners, and submit written comments. The draft zoning text and maps are available on the project website under Documents and Resources as well as the City Planning Commission website. If you have questions, please call City Planning at 504-658-7033.


District 1 (CBD, French Quarter)

Date: Sept. 14th
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Pan American, 601 Poydras 11th Floor

District 2 (Central City, Garden District)

Date: Sept. 19th
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Dryades YMCA, 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

District 3 (Uptown, Carrollton)

Date: Sept. 21st
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Ave.

District 4 (Mid-City, Treme)

Date: Sept. 20th
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Sojourner Truth Center, 2220 Lafitte Street

District 5 (Lake Area, Parkview)

Date: Sept. 26th
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: The Christopher Room, 6254 Vicksburg St.

District 6 (Gentilly)

Date: Sept. 12th
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: SUNO Gym, 6400 Press Drive

District 7 (Marigny, Bywater, Desire)

Date: Sept. 22nd
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 2515 Franklin Ave.

District 8 (Lower Ninth Ward)

Date: Sept. 27th
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Dr. King Charter School, 1617 Caffin Ave.

Districts 9, 10, 11 (New Orleans East)

Date: Sept. 13th
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Schaumburg School, 9501 Grant St.

Districts 12, 13 (Algiers, English Turn)

Date: Sept. 15th
Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Behrman Center, 2529 General Meyer Ave

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