ZoningCheck: Zoning regulation lookup service

ZoningCheck, an online zoning regulation lookup service, has been launched by OpenCounter.

Here is a description, from the service’s About page:

ZoningCheck is a zoning lookup tool that helps business owners, real estate developers, and interested citizens quickly understand the zoning clearance of their land use. ZoningCheck aims to answer the basic but complicated question: “where is my project permitted?” […]

ZoningCheck leverages a geospatial rules engine to calculate zoning clearances across all of the zoning districts and zoning overlays in the jurisdiction. ZoningCheck also calculates use-specific requirements—like whether a restaurant will serve alcohol, or whether a bakery will have a retail space—which can change the clearance determination of the base land use. By wrapping these calculations in a beautiful user interface, ZoningCheck provides an intuitive guide to complex zoning regulations. […]

ZoningCheck data is imported directly from the city’s municipal code and GIS resources […]

ZoningCheck was made possible by an investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and through the support of the Code for America Accelerator. You can learn more about our story at www.opencounter.us […]

Alex Howard has a recent post about the service, at TechRepublic: ZoningCheck puts computable municipal codes to good use.

HT @digiphile

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