Most housing development in the city takes place “as-of-right,” meaning that it complies with existing zoning regulations – it matches bulk and use rules – and does not need a zoning change (or Council approval) for development to occur.

A rezoning takes place when someone wants to change these rules – either for a specific parcel of land, or across a wider swathe of a neighborhood. If a rezoning is approved – after going through the City’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure – then the new rules it’s proposing are put in place and any new developments that follow them are as-of-right.

As-of-right development is listed under:
Land Use
Zoning Terminology