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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Advocates for education or police spending would become interested in downzoning decisions, as it would make visible what is now invisible: the cost of zoning decisions to the city fisc.
Second, by requiring that every downzoning be paired with an equivalent upzoning, voting rules could pit neighborhoods against each other and thereby mitigate the power of geographically concentrated groups.
Michael Walker, project manager for developer Bella Lily LLC and also a Toluca Lake resident, said the downzoning proposal is unfair.
1987) (county supervisory board's finding that plaintiff's proposed subdivision was inconsistent with general plan and board's subsequent downzoning of property violated due process), as amended, 857 F.
Breakstone started off by downzoning the 17-acre parcel from 700 condo units to 95 single-family units.
Schanno says the process of downzoning the property from general commercial to residential took two years.
Citing the Hanalei region's populations of endangered waterbirds and native fish, the need to protect the watershed of the Hanalei River and its estuary, and the potential threat of residential and golf course development on the agriculturally zoned land, state planners recommended downzoning 1,040 acres to conservation use.
responsive to neighborhood demands, like downzoning built-out
Gross lot size increased in the late 1990s following a major downzoning, but actual house lots continued to fall in size slightly, reflecting more open space in subdivisions.
A decade ago, the prospect of that golf course, along with an anticipated downzoning of the area, helped spark a housing boom on undeveloped lots adjacent to the park.
Said plan specifically addressed value lost by downzoning, development restrictions or denial of any use so permitted prior to its implementation.