Zoning 100% open

Washington, DC

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
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes Data is updated any time there is a Zoning Commission Order for a Map Amendment in the DC Register, which is not on a regular cycle and happens infrequently. The update would appear automatically in Open Data DC when the Office of Zoning makes a change.
Available free online Yes Freely available however option to create an ArcGIS Online account in order to build web maps using ArcGIS Online.
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, GeoJSON, JSON, KML, SHP
findable 4
findable_steps Search keyword zoning at http://opendata.dc.gov District of Columbia Open Data DC
licence_url https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Government of the District of Columbia Shared by the DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer who administers http://opendata.dc.gov.
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 http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-regulations-of-2 - Zoning Regulations of 2016, http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-downtown-designa - Zoning Downtown Designated Streets, http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-downtown-subarea - Zoning Downtown Subareas, http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-transfer-of-deve - Zoning Transfer of Development Rights, http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-regulations-of-1 - Zoning Regulations of 1958, http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-development-stan - Zoning Development Standards, http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-cases - Zoning Cases, http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-campus-areas - Zoning Campus Areas District of Columbia Open Data DC

Meta data

Data location   http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-regulations-of-2 - Zoning Regulations of 2016
   http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-downtown-designa - Zoning Downtown Designated Streets
   http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-downtown-subarea - Zoning Downtown Subareas
   http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-transfer-of-deve - Zoning Transfer of Development Rights
   http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-regulations-of-1 - Zoning Regulations of 1958
   http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-development-stan - Zoning Development Standards
   http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-cases - Zoning Cases
   http://opendata.dc.gov/datasets/zoning-campus-areas - Zoning Campus Areas
Data licence   https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Data format   CSV, GeoJSON, JSON, KML, SHP
Reviewer   Alexandre Santos
Submitters   Alexandre Santos
Last modified   Tue Feb 27 2018 16:19:14 GMT+0000 (UTC)