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Zoning

The City Council adopted the Official Zoning Map on Feb. 28, 2006. See PDF icon Report to City Council 06-020 for background information on the development of the Official Zoning Map.

Zoning Designations

Zoning designations shown on the Official Zoning Map reflect the current designations in the Land Development Code.

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Base Zones Types

Most property in San Diego falls into one of the following types of base zones:

  • Residential - areas designated for single and multi-family residences
    View Regulations Per Residential Base Zone
  • Commercial - areas intended for businesses that provide consumer goods and services as well as a wide variety of commercial, retail, office and recreational uses
  • Industrial - areas intended for research and development, factories, warehousing and other industrial uses
  • Agricultural - areas now used for agricultural and farming purposes that may be developed for urban use sometime in the future
  • Open Space - public recreational uses or area to be left in a generally natural state

Overlay Zones and Other Site Criteria

Overlay zones and other site criteria are used to determine if additional regulations, approvals or permits are required. For example, a site that is located in a Specific Plan or Community Plan Implementation Overlay zone may have different or additional requirements than the base zone. A project located within the Coastal Overlay Zone may require approval of a Coastal Development Permit prior to issuance of any construction permit. A site within any environmentally sensitive lands layers would require additional information be submitted with any permit application in order staff to confirm the presence of environmentally sensitive lands that could require a Site Development Permit or Neighborhood Development Permit.

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