zoning

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Legislative process that divides privately-owned urban areas into different zones (such as residential, commercial, industrial) according to the specified land use. Each zone is regulated as to the density, location, size, and type of buildings permitted therein. See also zonation.

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Before we could go to that place, we had to take a look at the zoning laws and how they would effect us if we broke them.
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You must always know the zoning laws when doing any construction so that you don't end up building in the wrong place.
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The zoning regulations that were changed for the new year altered the construction plans of our firm for the area.
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