• An area or a region within city limits that is distinguished from adjacent areas by a distinctive feature or characteristic. Zoning usually pertains to the permitted types of land uses and particular planning restrictions that areas may have. For example, a zoning ordinance might allow houses or apartments to be built, but not factories or warehouses.
  • Divide into or assign to zones

plotted, marked off, set aside, sectioning, proposed, zoned, reserved, planned, designated

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Amenities Definition,
    • Amenities are features such as green space, playgrounds, community centres, shopping malls, or swimming pools that make a neighbourhood or community more desirable for living.
  • Building Permit (BPmt) Abbreviation,
    • Authorization by a local government to construct or repair a structure.
  • Building Restrictions Definition,
    • Local regulations that limit the size, height, materials, colours, uses, locations, placement and other characteristics of houses.
  • Bylaws Definition,
    • The written rules governing an organization such as a homeowners association.
  • Certificate of Occupancy (CO) Acronym, Important,
    • Authorization by a local government giving permission for someone to live in or use a building that has just been constructed or renovated.
    Zoning bylaw.
  • Cluster Development Definition,
    • A doctrine by which a local government specifies the population density of a planned development, and the developer has the option of making some areas of the development more densely populated than others.
  • Land Lot Definition,
    • A piece of land owned by an individual or entity.
  • Subdivide Definition,
    • To split something (like a plot of land) into smaller sections.
  • Upzoning Definition,
    • The process, often controversial, of changing the zoning in an area, usually to allow greater density or commercial use. Sometimes the term is used to mean the opposite -- changing the zoning in a broad area to limit growth and density.
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