What is Zoning?
Standard (or Euclidean) zoning is a device of land use planning used by local governments in most developed countries. The word is derived from the practice of designating permitted uses of land based on mapped zones which separate 1 set of land uses from another. Zoning may be use-based and it also may regulate building height, lot coverage, and similar characteristics, or some combination of these.

Benefits of Zoning Regulations

The City of Jackson is a planned community and utilizes a combination of zoning regulations and form-based-codes to create desirable, compatible, and appropriate development in the city. These regulations and codes are designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of citizens and visitors in our community. They also play a vital role in increasing the overall quality of life in our neighborhoods and maintaining and improving the overall aesthetics and property values.

Zoning allows governments to control the development of communities and ensure they are functional and safe places. Without zoning regulations, a gun store could open up next to a school, an adult club could open next to a playground, or a busy store could be established on your residential street. Zoning prevents these things from happening and by doing so it protects property values.