Definition of rezone in English:



[with object]North American
  • Assign (land or property) to a different category of restrictions on use and development.

    ‘they submitted a proposal to rezone part of the Brooklyn waterfront’
    • ‘Four years ago, the city of New York rezoned the area, with the intention of creating a park along the Brooklyn waterfront.’
    • ‘Ms Radley said the draft plan requires rezoning of certain tracts of land within the existing 13-acre site.’
    • ‘The Konover plan would have rezoned 60 acres of industrial land to commercial adjacent to Interstate 93.’
    • ‘Councillors had agreed in December last year to rezone 250 acres at Togher, just outside Portlaoise, for mixed-use development to facilitate the proposals.’
    • ‘Home Depot applied to rezone land from residential to commercial in the Westgate area of Toledo to build a 130,000 square foot store.’
    • ‘To rezone the land would result in spot zoning, which is not allowed.’
    • ‘The rezoning of the land was approved with a narrow 4 to 3 vote.’
    • ‘By one vote, the Village Board rezoned 21.5 acres to commercial.’
    • ‘We have been involved in a year-long fight against the rezoning this 35-acre site.’
    • ‘A developer wrote a letter to the city council last fall suggesting that the land near the Stanwood High School be rezoned for a Wal-Mart.’