City Planning Commission to vote on Implementing the Early Notification System Tomorrow

At tomorrow’s City Planning Commission meeting, they will vote on changes to the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) to implement their Neighborhood Participation Plan (NPP). City Planning’s NPP is basically the Early Notification System that the NOLA CPP Model calls for, which requires early notice and meetings between the developer and neighborhoods for proposed developments.

You can find the proposed new language for the CZO in CPC’s staff report: Revised_Staff_Report_ZD_1613


City Planning Staff Report on Early Noticifcation System

Update: City Planning Commission defers the vote on implementing the NPP changes in the CZO until their next meeting on March 26. The vote was deferred to incorporate comments made by Committee for a Better New Orleans and The Public Law Center. You can still make comments by Monday, March 18 by emailing and reference zoning docket 16/13.


On Tuesday, March 12 at 1:30pm, the City Planning Commission (CPC) will vote on the changes to the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) that would implement CPC’s Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP).  City Planning’s NPP would create an early notification system where area residents and neighborhoods would be informed of developments prior to their submission to the City Planning Commission, and would give neighborhoods and residents an opportunity to meet with the developer to discuss the proposal.

City Planning staff has completed their review of the proposed changes to the CZO and have issued a staff report, which can be found at this link: