Learn about what zoning is and develop an understanding of its role in shaping our neighborhoods.

Zoning is an instrument for governments to regulate the land development. The government that has the authority over the land could be at the local level (city, town, etc.) for the incorporated lots; at the county level for the unincorporated lots; at the state and federal level for both type of lots.

There are multiple types of zoning districts. The reason we have different zoning types is that each one facilitates a specific character to a neighborhood or an area. Urban planners along with city councils create a master plan. In this plan, each lot has assigned a specific zoning type. This follows the urban design principles selected based on the desired lifestyle. It was by design the reason why we don't see a high density area or skyscrapers next to an agricultural field.

Zoning consists in a set of regulations or codes that defines what one can build on a property. These regulations specifies the lot size, building's setbacks, maximum height, use, number of units and a lot more.

Learn about each one in the next articles.

CityStructure report takes all these regulations into consideration when you order it for your property.