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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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Last November, the 69-year-old bison rancher heard through a friend that most of his 202-acre Hanalei Garden Farms was to be included in an Office of State Planning proposal to downzone land in the lush farming region.
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.
8, the council voted to rescind its action to downzone the Crescent property, and authorized discussions with PeaceHealth about building in north Eugene.
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.
They also campaigned - in 1980 and 1984 - in favor of resort development at Nukolii on Kauai, and they jointly opposed the 1984 initiative to downzone the Date-Laau site in Honolulu.
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.
This situation produces a perplexing asymmetry: if the government downzones property, it may have to pay for the regulatory burdens it imposes; but if it upzones property, it has no obvious mechanism for capturing the substantial benefits such upzoning creates.
The current work dots the Guide Meridian with nodes of LAMIRDs and downzones small areas to residential.