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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.
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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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Second, the proposal would downzone commercial property along Willamette that holds the greatest promise for redevelopment, while failing to guarantee key improvements like underground power lines, wide sidewalks, bike lanes and street trees, along with the temporary property tax exemptions that create financial feasibility.
They can lobby for changes in zoning laws that downzone the area and prevent us from doing what we hoped to do with our own land.
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.
See, e.g., THE NEW OXFORD AMERICAN DICTIONARY 514 (2001) (defining "downzone" as "assign[ing] (land or property) to a zoning grade under which the permitted density of housing and development is reduced").
Calls are growing to downzone all of Carroll Gardens, a low-rise Brooklyn neighborhood lined with brownstones.