downzone


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down·zone

 (doun′zōn′)
v. down·zoned, down·zon·ing, down·zones
v.tr.
To change the zoning of (an area or neighborhood) to reduce the density of housing or permitted construction: proposed to downzone residential areas near the shore.
v.intr.
To downzone an area or neighborhood.

downzone

(ˈdaʊnˌzəʊn)
vb (tr)
to reduce the density of housing in (an area)to downgrade the classification of (a zone) in order to restrict the type of buildings allowed in that area
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hand-in-hand with proposals to downzone neighborhoods facing development
That the city would downzone prime residential land without any comment on the consequent loss of housing opportunities is extremely strange.
City of Miami, (33) Miami, Florida, developers had bought land expecting to build a multistory condominium property, and were thwarted when community activists succeeded in getting the city council to downzone the property.
Katz ceded that in her role as chair of the Council's land use committee she didn't always endorse development- she worked to downzone 6,000 blocks in the city in order to protect character of neighborhoods from overbuilding - but she said that those who have negotiated with her know that "we have always managed to come out with what's best for the city.
Calls are growing to downzone all of Carroll Gardens, a low-rise Brooklyn neighborhood lined with brownstones.