zone as

zone (some place) as (something)

To mark the boundaries of a particular area for the express purpose of becoming or serving as something. The city council has zoned the patch of land as a residential area, barring any corporate development on the site. The government zoned the entire region as a federal park decades ago.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

zone something as something

to create a particular legally defined area within a governmental or other local area. They zoned this area as a shopping district. The city council zoned the vacant lot as a park.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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