What is Zoning?
Euclidean) zoning is a device of land use planning used by local
governments in most developed countries. The word is derived from the
practice of designating permitted uses of land based on mapped zones
which separate 1 set of land uses from another. Zoning may be use-based
and it also may regulate building height, lot
coverage, and similar characteristics, or some combination of these.
Benefits of Zoning Regulations
The City of Jackson is a planned community and utilizes a combination of zoning regulations and form-based-codes to create desirable, compatible, and appropriate development in the city. These regulations and codes are designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens and visitors in our community. They also play a vital role in increasing the overall quality of life in our neighborhoods and maintaining and improving the overall aesthetics and property values.
Zoning allows governments to control the development of communities and
ensure they are functional and safe places. Without zoning regulations, a
gun store could open up next to a school, an adult club could open next
to a playground, or a busy store could be established on your
residential street. Zoning prevents these things from happening and by
doing so it protects property values.