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Zoning Districts

This, like the Zoning terminology page, was prepared and circulated by City Council Member Sabra Briere.

Zoning

The City is divided into several zoning districts.  A given zoning district consists of many properties, scattered through the City.  Each zoning district has its own name, or code.  Zoning districts came into being well after older parts of the City had been built.  As a result, some parts of the City have been platted, built, then zoned and rezoned several times.  The zoning for those parts of the City bears no resemblance to the actual buildings on the ground or the way the buildings have historically been used or are being used.  I’ve created my own table of codes and their meanings, which I gladly share.  All things are subject to change.  I won’t go into the details of each zoning classification, only broad strokes.

Code

Meaning

Comments

C1

Local Business

Not downtown, not necessarily ‘local’. See Area, Height and Placement

C1A

Campus Business

Mostly on State and South U, being replaced by D1

C1A/R

Campus Business/ Residential

Zoned for mixed use near campus, being replaced by D1

C1B

Community Convenience Center

Dry cleaners, other businesses that can be located near residential neighborhoods as ‘convenient’.  See Area, Height and Placement

C2A

Central Business

This is being one of those zones being replaced by D1

C2A/R

Commercial / Residential

This is probably being replaced by D2

C2B

Business Service

This is probably being replaced by either D2 or D1, depending on location.

C2B/R

Business service / residential

This is being replaced by D2

C3

Fringe commercial

See Area, Height and Placement

D1

D2

Downtown

1 = high density, 150 to 180 feet maximum height

2 = moderate density, 6 story maximum height

Other restrictions may apply; final votes in September?

M1

M1A

Light industrial or Limited light industrial

See Area, Height and Placement. 

O

Office

See Area, Height and Placement

PUD

Planned Unit Development

Originally intended to allow greater flexibility to both the City and the developer, recently this option has become more of a problem than a benefit.  This may be being phased out.

RE

Research

See Area, Height and Placement

R1C

Residential

1 = Single family, small lots (but not the smallest).  See Area, Height and Placement.

R2A / R2B

Residential

Two Family Dwelling / Two Family Dwelling and Student.  The A and B signify lot size.  While zoned for two families, often mixed with single family, owner occupied housing.

R3

Residential

3 = Townhouse. See Area, Height and Placement

R4B / R4C

Residential

Multiple Family Dwelling.  The B and C signify lot size (B is a bigger lot than C).  R4C allows up to 6 unrelated adults to live as a single dwelling unit; R4B does not.

R5

Residential

5 = Motel-Hotel.  See Area, Height and Placement

R6

Residential

6 = Mobile Home Park.  See Area, Height and Placement