downzoning

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

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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 actually hurt farmers, not helped them.

downzone verb [I or T] US
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Current efforts to downzone may have come too late to protect targeted neighborhoods.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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