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downzoning

The process of changing the zoning on a parcel to a use that is less intensive than formerly allowed. Property once zoned for multifamily residential use might be downzoned to single-family residential use.

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City and County of Honolulu, (181) the Hawaii Supreme Court rejected an initiative measure that sought to downzone property located next to a beach park.
l's application to downzone 10 blocks in the Seaport Historic District to C6-2A and not permit the destruction through high-rise development of the last vestiges of old New York, a neighborhood evoked by Herman Melville's opening passage in Moby Dick and celebrated by New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell in Up in the Old Hotel.
The Eugene City Council, through its move to downzone our north Eugene property and its vote to discontinue conversations about expansion on our current site, tried to force the hospital to remain within the four-block boundary of the Hilyard Street campus.
A TDR program can permit a municipality to downzone properties dramatically in specific areas to preserve them and not have to condemn or pay for the property.
The current work dots the Guide Meridian with nodes of LAMIRDs and downzones small areas to residential.