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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 a 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 (DCP) online. The Zoning Resolution is divided into two parts: zoning text and a set of 126 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 (DCP) 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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