Bowie, Maryland

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Zoning for Bowie, MD

Largest Zones in Bowie, MD


    The Zoning Map for the City of Bowie in MD 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 Bowie, MD?

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

    Permitted Use TypePermitted Use Sub TypePercentageArea(sq. m)
    Eating and drinking establishments8.56%1581.13
    General retail89.24%16476.07
    Personal services63.87%11792.57
    Professional services8.65%1596.9
    Restricted retail2.27%419.74
    Residential care facilities89.15%16460.3
    Schools and universities89.24%16476.07
    Transportation facilities and infrastructure80.31%14827.87
    Accessory dwelling unit57.44%10604.86
    Communal housing89.15%16460.3
    Dwellings (unspecified)89.24%16476.07
    Mobile home park27.28%5037.49
    Multi family dwelling61.95%11438.57
    Single family dwelling80.67%14894.94
    Two family dwelling2.32%427.8
    Automobile related uses8.41%1552.31
    Non-retail sales89.24%16476.07
    Professional office9.38%1732.59
    Research and laboratory facilities56.69%10465.88
    Contractors office61.71%11393.58
    Equipment rental and repair services (excluding automobiles)61.55%11364.76
    Mining and resource extraction75.23%13889.85
    Storage and warehouses8.41%1552.31
    Parking garage or lot31.8%5871.21
    Agricultural and hunting89.24%16476.07
    Temporary uses84.16%15538.05
    Utility structures89.24%16476.07

    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.