Cluster Zoning | Propertylogy

Cluster Zoning

By on October 19, 2019

Cluster zoning describes zoning provisions whereby an entire residential area has to adhere to specific rules of housing density instead of applying the density rule to each lot.

This allows developers to flexibility to allocate spaces within the area for high density housing and other spaces for low density projects such as a community park.

For example, a quarter of the land might be used for residential buildings with high density of housing units. But the remaining three quarters have very low density.

This allows residents to access common facilities which they would not have with regular zoning of lots.

The drawback is that they homes can be in very close proximity to neighbors. Maybe just separated by a common wall like apartments.

Cluster zoning are common in urban areas and in the outskirts of cities due to limitations with available land.


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