downzone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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verb down·zoned, down·zon·ing, down·zones verb, transitive
To reduce (density of housing or permitted expansion of construction) in a designated neighborhood: proposed to downzone residential areas near the shore.verb, intransitive
To reduce the permitted density of housing or the degree of proposed new construction in a designated neighborhood: the city's complex plan to downzone.
downzone - Business Definition
To rezone a designated area such that the permitted density and/or height of structures is reduced. Downzoning often occurs in response to concern about rapid development in a particular area of a town.