Zoning Glossary: Zoning District Names

This week, I will review the most critical aspects of zoning intelligence. We start with the Zoning District Names, a series of alphanumeric strings on a zoning map representing a zone. They are used to match zoning regulations, within a zoning ordinance, to a specific site.

How to Interpret Zoning District Names?

Well-designed district naming conventions can provide an at-a-glance understanding of the zone's primary purpose. For example, the name might indicate whether a zone is residential, commercial, or industrial. Some district names even include numbers to illustrate density. 

Where Can You Find Zoning District Names?

Zoning District Names are widely available, as most counties include this designation in publicly available datasets and tools. Most parcel providers have this data point, and free maps are found online through municipal websites or local government offices.

Author Olivia Ramos
Founder and CEO of Deepblocks, holds master's degrees in Architecture from Columbia University and Real Estate Development from the University of Miami. Her achievements before Deepblocks include designing Big Data navigation software for the Department of Defense's DARPA Innovation House and graduating from Singularity University's Global Solutions and Accelerator programs.