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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Spurred by neighbors' complaints about such "pop-up" developments, the planning commission recommended that the area be downzoned to prevent such building, insuring that new construction would "be more consistent with the existing scale of this neighborhood.
All areas outside that "logical outer boundary" would be downzoned to allow one dwelling per 10 acres.
So apparently the British Crown imposed a restriction on the colonies that required that whatever zoning was in place at the time that a colonist purchased a piece of property was to remain in place as long as said colonist owned the property and it could not be downzoned.
LaBonge, who has also downzoned similar parcels in Silver Lake, said that as open land becomes more scarce in Los Angeles, it's a balancing act to fit the remaining lots together.
Farm groups were concerned that most farmers couldn't afford to buy 40-acre lots, and farmers who had lots in excess of 160 acres would see their properties devalued if the lots were downzoned.
This situation often occurs where land is downzoned to marginally economic use, a result of pressure by interest groups to protect sensitive habitat and resources.
Z-8696, which downzoned the subject property from RU-4 to RU-TH.
Operating on downzoned land, Mowry fretted, would threaten his expansion goals as well as the viability of his business by enmeshing it in a new layer of governmental control and red tape, and discouraging crucial support from his investor.
Burbank has also downzoned substantially, reducing density by about a third to give residents ``more elbow space,'' Vander Borght said.
Commercial and industrial sites in west Eugene must be downzoned, resulting in a substantial lowering of property values and subjecting the city of Eugene to millions of dollars in potential liabilities under Measure 7.
Two years ago, in an effort to appease Pukalani residents distraught over the hotel zoning of a parcel in their bucolic Upcountry town, the Democratic councilwoman introduced an ordinance to have the property downzoned.