What is zoning?

Zoning sets forth regulations to preserve, protect and promote the public health, safety, peace, comfort, convenience, prosperity and general welfare of the citizens of Hanford. The zoning ordinance consists of a zoning map designating certain districts and a set of regulations controlling the uses of land; the density of population; the uses and locations of structures; and the height and bulk of structures. It also consists of the open spaces required for structures; the appearance of certain uses and structures; the areas and dimensions of sites; the location, size and illumination of signs; and number of design off-street parking and off-street loading facilities.

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1. What is zoning?
2. What is a Conditional Use?
3. What is site plan review?
4. What is a variance?
5. What do I need to build an ADU (Additional Dwelling Unit)?