How Do City Zoning Ordinances Affect Properties?

How Do City Zoning Ordinances Affect Properties?

A city must have a blueprint to locate streets, parks and business and residential areas. Zoning is the city’s tool that allows various land uses, promotes orderly growth and protects existing property owners by ensuring a convenient, attractive community.

The authority to zone property comes from state law. The city zones property within the city limits into residential, commercial, industrial and special-use districts.

Specific zoning categories are detailed in the city’s zoning ordinance. Up-to-date maps and current information on zoning classifications are available to the public at …

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