Meaning of upzone in English:

upzone

Pronunciation /ˈʌpzəʊn/

verb

North American
  • To reclassify (an area, property, etc.) to a higher zone, typically allowing for more intensive use, e.g. from residential to commercial or from single- to multiple-family use. Compare "zone", "downzone".

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The San Mateo Times. From up + zone.