- 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,
➥ Zoning bylaw.
- Authorization by a local government giving permission for someone to live in or use a building that has just been constructed or renovated.
- 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.