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Meaning of downzone

down•zone

Pronunciation: (doun'zōn"), [key]
— v., -zoned, -zon•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to change the zoning designation on (property) to restrict high-density development.
—v.i.
  1. to downzone development.
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