Commercial zoning is an area legally delegated for commercial activities, such as malls, restaurants, stores, and office spaces. It affects the areas in which businesses can carry out business activities.
Local governments and urban planners use zoning to regulate growth within a city, and to protect the wellbeing of its community. Commercial zoning laws restrict the activities which can be conducted within a geographical radius.
Other types of zoning
Cities and municipalities are typically categorized into the following zones:
- Residential: Spaces allocated for residential dwellings such as family homes, condos and revenue properties.
- Commercial: Areas allocated for business activities such as retailers and offices.
- Recreational: Buildings allocated to recreational activities such as concert halls, cinemas and bars.
- Industrial: Zones used for manufacturing purposes
- Agricultural: Land set aside for farming activities