Research Favorable Zoning
The purpose of search area zoning research is to understand regulations within each zoning district, how the jurisdiction classifies local land uses, and the local processes required to obtain permits for construction and ongoing operation of the proposed use. Search areas may straddle the border of two or more jurisdictions, allowing the potential for development in one of the multiple jurisdictions. Jurisdictions lack uniformity. Some treat wireless land uses more favorably than others.
Jurisdictions specify their land-use regulations in the zoning code, if they have one, and establish a zoning map to organize zoning districts. The minimum setback buildings and structures can be placed from property lines and the maximum height limits for structures are typically established for each district. Zoning codes and maps distinguish between types of zoning districts. Many zoning maps are color-coded for this purpose.