City of New Orleans Master Plan and Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

In response to public demands for consistent and reliable development patterns to be enforced city-wide, Manning Architects developed a master plan that focused on the inherent strengths and history of each area of the city. This plan aimed to foster design guidelines for new construction that are in thinking with the needs of the city.

Having been supported by legislative decision makers, New Orleans’ master plan established principles and priorities for various types of developments within the purview of City Hall. Overarching concepts described throughout the document are neighborhood character types, economic development principles, and the design of a sustainable environment for the population to live and grow.


City of New Orleans
Planning Commission
New Orleans, LA



our role:

Associate Master Planner and Urban Designer