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  • v. Present participle of downzone.


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  • It's called downzoning because the proposed changes aim to decrease the density of residential development allowed on county land that's zoned agricultural and eliminate something known as the "cluster loophole" or "density bonus."


  • July 6, 2009 | 10: 52 a.m. Doris Diether's latest land-use fight is over downzoning the east side of the Bowery.

    The Grande Dame of New York City Land Use

  • By downzoning and limiting the “as of right” FAR and unit counts, the city could then allow and control bonuses for additional FAR, units or anything that is found to be lacking in a particular area of the city.

    Build Blog » Raising the Bar

  • Here are my thoughts… the city would attempt to prevent the 4-pack or other zoning code maximizers by actually downzoning… yes downzoning.

    Build Blog » Raising the Bar

  • Very nice, except a department rep told The Brooklyn Paper that they "are unable to commit to a precise timeframe" for a downzoning study—the same line the office has been spreading for months.

    Dept. of City Planning Obdurate, Arrogant, Dismissive

  • Carroll Gardeners had a well-publicized rally at Borough Hall last week, where Councilman Bill de Blasio announced that Planning had agreed to consider downzoning the neighborhood.

    Dept. of City Planning Obdurate, Arrogant, Dismissive

  • The meet was to go head to head with a Carroll Gardens Town Hall meeting at Scotto's Funeral Parlor, in which City Council Member Bill de Blasio will discuss the desired downzoning of Carroll Gardens—a timing that made nobody happy.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • On Oct. 11, the City Council passed a downzoning of the West Village, and only those developments vested — meaning at least the foundation was completed — could be grandfathered through under the previous zoning regulations.

    The Bond Street Boys

  • “I am honestly starting to believe that there will be peace in the Middle East before there is consensus on the western downzoning,” said Supervisor Mick Staton Jr.

    Slow Growth Taking Over In D.C. Metro Area

  • Rather than encourage mixed-use, car-free density around transit stops in neighborhoods served by transit, like Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Corona, the city has bowed to exclusionary local politics by downzoning (zoning for less density) and thus protecting the car-oriented suburban-like environment.

    Gotham Gazette: New York City News and Public Policy


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