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v. down·zoned, down·zon·ing, down·zones
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.
To downzone an area or neighborhood.
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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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