rezone

verb
re·​zone | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈzōn How to pronounce rezone (audio) \
rezoned; rezoning

Definition of rezone

transitive verb

law
: to change the zoning of (an area) : to designate (a zone or zones of a city, town, or borough) for a new purpose or use through a change in the applicable zoning regulations … is seeking to have land it purchased near the airport rezoned from residential use for commercial use …— Michael Knight However many at-home workers there are, their numbers are large enough to cause some communities to rezone neighborhoods so that certain kinds of work … can take place there …— Lynette Lamb

Other Words from rezone

rezoning noun, plural rezonings
… opposition to the development arose because commercial rezoning of the property was necessary to the development. — Jo Gwin Shelby … Mr. Bloomberg effected the most extensive rezonings in city history … — Julia Vitullo-Martin … a rezoning request to allow gravel mining on 480 acres of grazing land … — Lawrence Shulruff

First Known Use of rezone

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Rezone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rezone. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for rezone

rezone

transitive verb
re·​zone | \ rē-ˈzōn \
rezoned; rezoning

Legal Definition of rezone

: to zone again or anew

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