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Zoning

What is Zoning?
Where can I access zoning maps?
How can I learn about zoning terminology?

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What is Zoning?
Through zoning, a city regulates building size, population density, and the way land is used. Zoning recognizes the changing demographic and economic conditions of the city and is a key tool for carrying out planning policy. Visit the NYC Department of City Planning online for more information.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
City Planning zoning information



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Where can I access zoning maps?
Visit the Department of City Planning online. The Zoning Resolution is divided into two parts: zoning text and a set of zoning maps. The maps, available from DCP page, show the locations of the zoning districts.

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Zoning Maps



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How can I learn about zoning terminology?
The Department of City Planning provides an introduction to zoning terminology online, related to the three basic zoning districts: residential (R), commercial (C) and manufacturing (M).

NYC.gov and Other Resources:
Introduction to zoning terminology



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