- 12 Oct 2023
- Updated on 12 Oct 2023
Zoning data is a critical piece of the decision-making process for CRE, broker and builder/developer markets. It provides insights into what a property is zoned for, zoning districts, setback requirements, floor area ratio (FAR), building height, and more. This data, when utilized with LandVision’s powerful property analysis tools, offers customers a more robust view of parcels without the time consuming, costly, and tedious collection of zoning information. Having this dataset may even serve to bring this part of a client's workflow in-house so that the data collection does not have to be outsourced.
LandVision Zoning is a nationwide data layer that can provide insights into:
- What a property is zoned for
- Zoning districts
- Setback requirements
- Density/floor area ratio (FAR) requirements
- Building height requirements
- Permitted uses
- Governing jurisdiction information
For more information, please see our FAQ page.
Zoning Overview Video
(Best viewed at full screen)
The LightBox Method
LightBox zoning data is collected at the jurisdiction level on a national scale. Our dedicated zoning data acquisition team researches jurisdictions in a target area one-by-one, looking for the zoning ordinance and zoning map for each.
When a zoning map source is located, it is overlaid with parcel data in-house. This will allow users to know the zoning code for a specific location. By using the zoning code from the zoning governing jurisdiction, users can access the corresponding ordinance details we have collected.
Zoning Data Layers
|To view and toggle the Zoning Data Layers on/off, click the Layers icon on the toolbar.
|In the Zoning section there are several options that can be toggled on or off visually on the map:
LandVision Zoning Card
The Zoning Card is a new addition to the Property Panel where users have the ability to get a comprehensive view of the zoning data to help understand zoning requirements and better assess opportunities.
|City - Chicago, IL
|Hyperlink to municode.com - Offers more detailed county level zoning information
|Office, Residential, etc.
|R-80, C2-1VL, etc. - This is dependent on individual counties
|Neighborhood Commercial District
|Zoning Desnity/FAR Desc
|2.0; 1 du/acre
|"To provide for the development of regional-serving retail, personal service, and office uses. This district is not intended to be located in areas of low density residential development."
|Permitted uses include but are not limited to: Religious Facility, Gas Station, Bank, General Retail, Housing - Group, Housing - Multiple Units, Housing - Senior, Housing - Student, Office, Educational / School
|Max Site Coverage
|60 percent; Aboveground parking structures are included in lot coverage calculations; surface parking lots and underground parking structures are not.
|Min Lot Area
|Max Building Height
|30ft, 2.5 stories
|Front Setback Distance
|10 ft; 20 ft from a residential district
|Side Setback Distance
|Rear Setback Distance
|Ordinance as of
|Boundary as of
|Zoning Boundary Type
Searching the Zoning Data
Areas where zoning information is available can be searched for by Zoning Code and/or Zoning Category using the Zoning Search and filters.
Step 1: Opening the Zoning Search
Step 2: Entering Search Values
Step 3: Search Results
The search result zones that match the search filter criteria will be outlined in green by default.