It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s A Floating Zone

Floating zone on Long Island, NY (Source: lilanduseandzoning.com)

​According to the American Planning Association, a “floating zone” is a zoning district that “delineates conditions” rather than the more traditional use classifications that are typically found on zoning maps. While a floating zone is contained in a zoning code, it is only added to the zoning map after a project seeking that designation is approved. Thus, it “floats” in the zoning code until it is used for a particular project.

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