How Zoning Works
Zoning is local governments’ primary tool for regulating development. Through zoning, city governments transform broad policy goals into property-specific requirements.
Understanding the Zoning of a Property
There are two steps to understanding a property’s zoning.
First, consult a zoning map to determine which zone the property falls in. To use the City’s web-based zoning map, click the Zoning Information Map Access System (ZIMAS) button below.
The second step is checking the Zoning Code to determine what can and cannot be built in the property’s zone. The Zoning Code spells out development regulations from the maximum allowable height, massing, and positioning of a building to parking requirements. Learn more in the Guide to the Zoning String.