Project Support

The Downtown Development District of New Orleans (DDD) is often asked to support project proposals that involve zoning changes and waivers, including height and floor area ratio (FAR), variances and similar regulations imposed on both historic structures and new construction. The DDD is also often asked to support requests for publicly assisted financing such as Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts, Restoration Tax Abatement extensions and to provide support letters for inclusion in applications to State and local agencies for allocations of low income housing and other tax credit programs.

To establish a fair and transparent system, the following policy, support criteria and application procedures have been drafted to provide guidance to the DDD staff as it considers both routine, non-controversial requests and for the consideration of more complex proposals involving zoning waivers and publicly assisted financing.