NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - People won't be able to stop developers from building taller buildings along New Orleans' riverfront.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed a new zoning ordinance into law Friday that overhauls a decades old law. Critics worry the ordinance will attack the historic integrity of some neighborhoods, including the Marigny and Bywater. It allows buildings in those riverfront neighborhoods to be as high as 80 feet.
"The CZO is a crucial step in creating a blueprint for future development that will shape New Orleans for generations and preserve the unique character of our neighborhoods," Landrieu said. "This CZO incorporated years of careful study, review, public comments and input and hard work by countless folks committed to the future of New Orleans - and we are stronger for it."