What is zoning?

According to the Principals and Practice of Urban Planning (Goodman and Freund, 1968), zoning is probably the single most commonly used legal instrument available for implementing the comprehensive plan. It may be defined as the division of a municipality into districts and regulation of those districts in terms of height and bulk of buildings, lot coverage and open space, density and land use. These concepts and more are addressed within the Purpose and Intent of the 2001 Las Cruces Zoning Code, as amended and are all geared to help protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens it governs.

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1. What is zoning?
2. Can I work with certain individuals in the City?
3. What information do I need to bring to a pre-application meeting?
4. How are development applications evaluated?
5. I do not have a complicated development. Do I have to attend a pre-application meeting?