Huntsville, Alabama

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Zoning for Huntsville, AL

Largest Zones in Huntsville, AL


    The Zoning Map for the City of Huntsville in AL divides the city’s real estate into zones differentiated according to land use and building regulations.

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    What is the Land Use Allocation in Huntsville, AL?

    The following table illustrates how land is allocated for various uses within the Huntsville, AL as defined by city ordinances.

    Permitted Use TypePermitted Use Sub TypePercentageArea(sq. m)
    Eating and drinking establishments9.73%20536.3
    General retail23.68%49983.58
    Personal services18.22%38450.37
    Professional services23.16%48877.11
    Restricted retail0.08%174.08
    Residential care facilities15.2%32081.95
    Schools and universities26.12%55127.61
    Transportation facilities and infrastructure28.14%59399.65
    Communal housing4.91%10369.32
    Dwellings (unspecified)23.48%49564.25
    Mobile home park10.7%22593.85
    Multi family dwelling26.35%55624.61
    Multi family dwelling mixed use1.8%3794.9
    Single family dwelling60.8%128338.54
    Two family dwelling14.26%30108.5
    Automobile related uses7.36%15541.16
    General commercial1.26%2649.53
    Non-retail sales11.26%23769.21
    Professional office31.93%67396.98
    Research and laboratory facilities18.76%39591.46
    Contractors office0.48%1013.07
    Equipment rental and repair services (excluding automobiles)7.59%16019.43
    General industrial4.26%8999.53
    Storage and warehouses26.7%56352.61
    Parking garage or lot11.18%23606.93
    Agricultural and hunting93.77%197916.65
    Temporary uses3.49%7364.53
    Utility structures9.23%19486.23

    What is Zoning Code?

    Zoning codes have shaped major U.S. cities for over a century, serving as the backbone of urban development by defining the permissible land uses and activities within neighborhoods. Zoning regulations enable cities to exercise control over the use and development of land, establishing clear guidelines for commercial, industrial, residential, and agricultural purposes. Essentially, zoning determines the possibilities and limitations for construction on a property.

    How does Zoning Impact Real Estate Values?

    Zoning plays a pivotal role in the entire lifecycle of a home and significantly influences various stages. Extensive research conducted by Zillow has underscored the importance of zoning regulations, showing their impact on home values. According to Zillow Research, housing markets with stricter land use regulations experienced the highest growth in home values. In fact, the most restrictive metropolitan areas witnessed an average appreciation of 23.4%, more than double that of the least restrictive metros. It's worth noting that zoning regulations are determined locally, and different cities may have varying degrees of restrictiveness. Furthermore, even within a city's zoning system, individual zones can vary in their level of restrictions, including different types of single-family zones. Zoneomics offers the most detailed coverage of zoning data, providing valuable insights for you to integrate and grow your database. These insights encompass permitted land uses, re-zonings, variances, density controls, built form controls, envelopes, housing supply data, employment generation, underutilized parcels, short-term rental permissibility, as well as information on proponents and developers. With Zoneomics, you gain access to an extensive array of zoning-related information to enhance your understanding and decision-making.