Zoning and it’s regulations help ensure a city will grow and change in a managed, predictable way to help safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the general public.
Zoning is the division of land into districts. These districts have uniform zoning regulations including those on land use, height, setbacks, lot size, density, coverage, and floor to area ratio (FAR).
Proposed rezoning is an attempt to modify any of these regulations on a particular property within reason. Ultimatley, the city can approve or deny these proposals.