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New comprehensive zoning ordinance approved in New Orleans

Sometimes, a business ends up in a dispute regarding a property it owns. One type of property-related dispute that sometimes comes up for a business is a dispute with the municipality its property is located in over land use or zoning. What sorts of issues can be particularly likely to trigger such disputes and what ultimately happens in such disputes can be heavily impacted by what the specific land use and zoning laws are in a municipality. Business law attorneys can help business owners understand how the zoning and land use laws in the municipality their business is located in could potentially impact their business and can provide legal help to business owners that end up in land use and zoning disputes. 

Recently, a rather major development regarding land use and zoning law here in New Orleans occurred. Specifically, last week, a new comprehensive zoning ordinance was approved by the New Orleans City Council.

This new comprehensive ordinance was four years in the making. It covers a wide range of different land use and zoning issues and makes a variety of different changes from past land use and zoning law in the city.

Many amendments were made to the specific provisions of this new zoning ordinance prior to its approval. Some of these amendments were made very recently. Also, there are some additional proposed amendments that have been designated to be considered at a later date. 

What is your opinion on the new comprehensive zoning ordinance here in New Orleans? What impacts do you think this new comprehensive ordinance will have on businesses in the city?

Source: The New Orleans Advocate, "Massive overhaul of New Orleans zoning regulations approved after four years of work, some 11th-hour changes," Jaquetta White, May 16, 2015

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