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Zoning: What is Zoning?

Zoning is the division of land into districts. These districts have uniform zoning regulations including those on land use, height, setbacks, lot size, density, coverage, and floor area ratio (FAR). Zoning and its regulations help ensure a city will grow and change in a managed, predictable way to help safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the general public. You must have the appropriate zoning before you may build on your land. If the lot you want to build on is not properly zoned for your proposed development, you must obtain the proper zoning. The process takes approximately 8 weeks and includes two public hearings. To obtain additional information concerning the zoning change process, contact the Community Development Department.