Zoning for Indianapolis, IN

Largest Zones in Indianapolis, IN


    The Zoning Map for the City of Indianapolis in IN 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 Indianapolis, IN?

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

    Permitted Use TypePermitted Use Sub TypePercentageArea(sq. m)
    Eating and drinking establishments15.36%67163.8
    General retail71.35%311965.15
    Personal services19.98%87348.47
    Professional services66.35%290071.14
    Restricted retail4.53%19803.17
    Automobile related uses14.58%63736.73
    Non-retail sales10.28%44933.3
    Professional office15.17%66316.26
    Research and laboratory facilities14.74%64463.73
    Utility structures76.74%335498.57
    Accessory dwelling unit51.28%224191
    Communal housing61.47%268754.37
    Dwellings (unspecified)61.09%267070.65
    Mobile home park52.18%228128.87
    Multi family dwelling11.02%48188.32
    Single family dwelling60.55%264718.72
    Temporary and emergency housing5.28%23088.52
    Two family dwelling41.1%179674.43
    Parking garage or lot70.75%309304.81
    Bed & breakfast59.95%262122.02
    Temporary uses70.75%309340.86
    Contractors office15.17%66316.26
    Equipment rental and repair services (excluding automobiles)20%87426.91
    General industrial8.66%37860.17
    Hazardous materials handling or processing3%13106.84
    Storage and warehouses71.25%311513.16
    Residential care facilities58.16%254258
    Schools and universities23.23%101574.19
    Transportation facilities and infrastructure32.01%139948.28
    Agricultural and hunting70.75%309304.81

    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.