downzone
transitive verb Date: 1954 to reduce or limit development or the number of buildings permitted on <
the county downzoned rural land to allow only one home per ten acres
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  • downzone — downzoning UK US /ˈdaʊnzəʊnɪŋ/ noun [U] US ► GOVERNMENT the decision to limit the number or size of buildings on an area of land, or to limit the type of business or activities that can take place there: »The study showed that downzoning had… …   Financial and business terms

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  • downzone — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: down (II) + zone (II) : to reduce or limit development or the number of buildings permitted on the county downzoned rural land to allow only one home per ten acres instead of one per five acres …   Useful english dictionary

  • downzoning — down‧zon‧ing [ˈdaʊnˌzəʊnɪŋ ǁ ˌzoʊ ] noun [uncountable] PROPERTY LAW when official rules restrict the type of buildings allowed on a particular area of land, or on the type of work that can be done in those buildings * * * downzoning UK US… …   Financial and business terms

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  • upzone — verb To rezone for more intensive use. For example, a neighborhood of single family homes may be upzoned to multifamily residential or a mixed use (commercial plus residential) zone. Ant: downzone …   Wiktionary

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