Louisiana Division/City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Sources for Researching the History of Your House (Or Other Building) in New Orleans

City Planning Commission

New Orleans (La.) City Planning Commission. Minutes and Zoning Dockets, 1923-1987
These volumes include the official minutes of all planning and zoning meetings of the Planning Commission. As such they provide information on all subdivisions of real estate, both major developments and minor resubdivisions of squares, and on all requests for zoning changes that required Planning Commission and Council approval. In addition to the written minutes, the books also contain approved subdivision maps and, in disputed zoning cases, supporting documentation from both sides in the controversy. The latter category of document may include maps showing ownership in the affected area and/or photographs showing existing conditions.

Note: Prior to 1953 all planning and zoning matters were recorded in one volume. After that date separate volumes were maintained for planning and zoning matters.


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