Zoning for San Luis Obispo, CA

Largest Zones in San Luis Obispo, CA


    The Zoning Map for the City of San Luis Obispo in CA 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 San Luis Obispo, CA?

    The following table illustrates how land is allocated for various uses within the San Luis Obispo, CA as defined by city ordinances.

    Permitted Use TypePermitted Use Sub TypePercentageArea(sq. m)
    Parking garage or lot63.68%7113.28
    Eating and drinking establishments20.08%2242.82
    General retail37.06%4139.92
    Personal services20.08%2242.82
    Professional services19.86%2217.98
    Restricted retail19.38%2165.3
    Agricultural and hunting94.51%10556.49
    Schools and universities65.67%7334.91
    Transportation facilities and infrastructure24.86%2777.01
    Temporary uses28.97%3236.36
    Communal housing64.38%7190.79
    Dwellings (unspecified)34.33%3835.17
    Mobile home park38.99%4355.14
    Multi family dwelling16.98%1897.1
    Multi family dwelling mixed use20.01%2235.22
    Single family dwelling74.33%8302.78
    Utility structures100%11170.08
    Automobile related uses18.72%2090.59
    Non-retail sales19.86%2217.98
    Professional office26.14%2919.98
    Research and laboratory facilities17.91%2000.3
    Bed & breakfast11.51%1285.98
    Equipment rental and repair services (excluding automobiles)12.6%1407.04
    General industrial10.61%1185.41
    Storage and warehouses12.6%1407.04

    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.