Zoning for Mobile, AL

Largest Zones in Mobile, AL


    The Zoning Map for the City of Mobile 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 Mobile, AL?

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

    Permitted Use TypePermitted Use Sub TypePercentageArea(sq. m)
    Eating and drinking establishments35.6%38509.11
    General retail37.29%40330.45
    Personal services36.8%39804.59
    Professional services35.12%37983.25
    Restricted retail13.66%14773.8
    Residential care facilities14.21%15365.31
    Schools and universities78.68%85094.02
    Transportation facilities and infrastructure35.38%38265.91
    Accessory dwelling unit0.39%418.33
    Communal housing75.69%81861.31
    Dwellings (unspecified)2.41%2607.44
    Mobile home park66.18%71580.11
    Multi family dwelling14.69%15891.17
    Multi family dwelling mixed use0.49%525.86
    Single family dwelling75.69%81861.31
    Temporary and emergency housing10.91%11800.71
    Two family dwelling15.57%16836.85
    Automobile related uses35.11%37970.66
    General commercial35.12%37983.25
    Non-retail sales33.3%36013.56
    Professional office35.6%38509.11
    Research and laboratory facilities34.96%37811.56
    Bed & breakfast8.17%8834.84
    Contractors office36.8%39804.59
    Equipment rental and repair services (excluding automobiles)33.29%36010.1
    General industrial30.93%33457.55
    Hazardous materials handling or processing30.93%33457.55
    Mining and resource extraction23.27%25169.72
    Storage and warehouses35.49%38385.26
    Parking garage or lot34.96%37811.56
    Agricultural and hunting36.91%39920.33
    Temporary uses99.47%107590.22
    Utility structures99.48%107593.68

    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.