A rezoning of a property is proposed when the zoning ordinance does not permit a desired use at a certain location. Requests for rezoning should be discussed in terms of their effect on the purpose and intent of the Comprehensive Plan, as well as their effect on the general health, safety, and welfare of the City. Generally, a rezoning hearing is held in conjunction with a subdivision and/or a Comprehensive Plan amendment. An amendment to the zoning ordinance is requested when an existing zoning designation does not allow for a desired use, but the use is generally compatible with the overall zoning designation. Zoning amendments are typically used for planned developments.
The act of changing the zoning designation of property. For example, an area that may be zoned agricultural, that allows farms as the only uses in that area, may be zoned residential and thus allow only residential houses to exist in that area.
The amendment of the classification of a property under use and building by-laws or ordinances. A property may rezoned from industrial to residential to allow a warehouse to be converted into condominiums.
A request from a landowner to change the zoning of his property. The Board of Supervisors can either approve or deny the rezoning request. For example, a developer may request that a parcel of land be rezoned from industrial/office use to residential in order to build new houses instead of office buildings.
A change in zoning district and consequently in allowed land use or allowed intensity of land use for a given parcel or group of parcels of land. etback: The distance from a property line to a structure or use such as parking. Governed by the Zoning Ordinance or by covenants and/or easements or by proffers or conditions at the time of rezoning or special exception.
Modification of the designation of a parcel or group of parcels on the zoning map, which changes the permitted usage of the area. Changes in zoning are usually requested by individuals or businesses and then approved by the zoning commission of a town. Normally, these changes are only granted if there is no adverse affect on other properties within the area.