Zoning 100% open

New York City, NY

What data is expected?

Land use zone boundaries and zoning categories for parcels contained. Zoning ordinances typically regulate land use and building dimension for built improvements made on all properties within a city’s borders. As such, zoning impacts many aspects of our communities and daily lives — from the location of your local supermarket (and what you can purchase there) to the size and height of your home.

Having access to the mapped zones (GIS shapefiles or GeoJSON files) of designated permitted land uses in your city can help empower a better understanding of the forces shaping your community. Alternatively, the data might be provided in tabular format with an attribute giving location, such as a parcel ID. Either way, descriptions of allowed uses for each zone must be publicly available, often in a separate zoning regulations document. (More info)

  • Zone location — the data should be either (1) a GIS shapefile or GeoJSON, or (2) a table with parcel IDs or addresses
  • Zone name/type (with accompanying descriptions of allowed uses in each zone)

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes Listed as "The license for this dataset is unspecified" on the open data portal Verbal clarification from NYC DoITT staff "we consider datasets non-copywritable"; "we are working on updating the terms of use more clear about this, but it is also clearly stated in the open data law for now"
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV
findable 4
findable_steps I searched NYC zoning data on google; I searched "zoning" on the NYC Open Data portal; I (1) visited the DCP website, (2) clicked "data/maps", (3) clicked "open data", (4) clicked "zoning related data"
licence_url http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Department of City Planning (DCP)
characteristics Zone location — the data should be either (1) a GIS shapefile or GeoJSON, or (2) a table with parcel IDs or addresses, Zone name/type (with accompanying descriptions of allowed uses in each zone)
location https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data. - NYC Planning Open Data page "Zoning Related Datasets", https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Housing-Development/Direc - "Directory Of Zoning Details" on NYC Open Data , https://data.cityofnewyork.us/browse?q=zoning&provenanc - "Zoning" search on NYC Open Data

Meta data

Data location   https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data. - NYC Planning Open Data page "Zoning Related Datasets"
   https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Housing-Development/Direc - "Directory Of Zoning Details" on NYC Open Data
   https://data.cityofnewyork.us/browse?q=zoning&provenanc - "Zoning" search on NYC Open Data
Data licence   http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?
Data format   CSV
Reviewer   Stephen Larrick
Submitters   Stephen Larrick
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 20:36:50 GMT+0000 (UTC)