downzoning


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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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The appellate court said that the law affirmatively grants property owners the ability to prevent counties from initiating downzoning of the owners' property, thereby effectively delegating to owners the downzoning authority that formerly reposed in counties.
When land use watchdogs took my retirement - in the form of downzoning my land - they thought they should be congratulated.
For example, if a downzoning of a certain magnitude would not have been considered a regulatory taking, an upzoning of the same magnitude should not be seen as a giving.
Sillerman, chair of the land use group at Rosenman & Colin, says that while the so-called Unified Bulk Program Zoning Text Amendment does not change the floor area ratio or FAR of area, when applied, in a lot of instances, it has the same effect as a downzoning.
The result would be a lasting break in the partnership between the city and the Oregon Department of Transportation, a wide-ranging downzoning of property in west Eugene and a continued worsening of traffic congestion.
This extends beyond the impact of downzoning that is noncompensable under existing law.
Ferraro said downzoning might be necessary to preserve some communities' quality of life.
Any downzoning in one neighborhood would have to be matched an
But where the change is a downzoning, or a reduction in the size of the zoning envelope, there is no such conflict.
During the entire lengthy process, no one calculated--or even mentioned--the potential housing units lost as a result of the downzoning.
Rather, supply restrictions could result from local NIMBYist resistance and local council downzoning of existing land.
The City is not required to provide affected owners with direct notice of downzonings or other proposed zoning changes.