City Planning Commission to consider Neighborhood Participation Plan at March 12 Meeting

At its Tuesday, March 12 meeting, the City Planning Commission (CPC) is expected to vote on revising the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) to implement portions of its proposed Neighborhood Participation Plan (NPP). The March 12 Public Hearing Notice is available at this link. City Planning’s NPP would improve neighborhood and adjacent residents’ notification of proposed zoning changes, conditional use requests, and zoning variances in their community. It would also give neighborhoods and residents an opportunity to meet with the developer prior to submitting their application. You can view the full NPP at CPC’s website.

Here are some post with more history of the City Planning Commission’s NPP:

City Council Directs Planning Commission to Update CZO to Implement NPP

Governmental Affairs Commitee Recommends Approval of City Planning’s NPP

NOLA CPP to present at City Council Governmental Affairs Committee on October 19

City Planning Commission Approves Neighborhood Participation Program


In addition, this information can be found on the City Planning Commission’s NPP page on their website:

The City Charter requires the development of a Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) for Land Use Actions. Specifically, the City Charter calls for “a system of organized and effective neighborhood participation in land use decisions and other issues that affect quality of life.” The purpose of the NPP 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.

In July 2012, the City Planning Commission (CPC) adopted the Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) for Land Use Actions, a report recommending improvements to the CPC’s public notification and engagement processes. This report has been endorsed by the City Council’s Governmental Affairs Committee and is pending consideration by the full City Council. The CPC expects to consider implementation of key NPP recommendations at its March 12, 2013 public hearing.

The Adopted Documents can be viewed here.


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